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Record Number: 20414


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'However, to make up, the Times has sent me two trashy books, about Thackeray and Dickens and I may write 1500 words or so - Bruce Richmond is generous...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1905 and 9 Mar 1905

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Virginia Woolf

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Jan 1882

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Agnostic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

F. G. Kitton

Title:

The Dickens Country

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published in 1905

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

20414

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Nigel Nicolson

Title:

The Flight of the Mind: The Letters of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

1, 1888-1912

Page:

178

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), The Flight of the Mind: The Letters of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1975), 1, 1888-1912, p. 178, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20414, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

The editor suggests the date of the letter as being mid-February. Virginia Woolf's review appeared in 'The Times Literary Supplement' on 10 March 1905.

   
   
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