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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1900-1945' ... [Virginia Woolf] was liable to blame Mrs [Humphry] Ward for her own periods of sterility as a writer: "How I dislike writing straight after reading Mrs H. Ward! -- ...Virginia Woolf Mrs Humphry Ward Print: Book
1900-1945'"Reflection: It is presumably a bad thing to look through articles, reviews, etc. to find one's own name. Yet I often do." And that same week, she is agonizing over "one...Virginia Woolf Times Literary Supplement, ThePrint: Newspaper, Serial / periodical
1900-1945'...- I spend 5 days of precious time toiling through Henry James' subtleties for Mrs Lyttleton, and write a very hardworking review for her...'Virginia Woolf Henry JamesThe Golden BowlPrint: Book
1900-1945'...I'm sitting in an old silk petticoat at the moment with a hole in it, and the top part of another dress with a hole in it, and the wind is blowing through me, and I'm...Virginia Woolf Thomas de QuinceyImpassioned ProsePrint: Book
1900-1945'A Writer's Recollections, by Mrs Humphry Ward, had been published in the autumn of 1918. V[irginia] W[oolf] had read it then'. Virginia Woolf Mrs Humphry WardA Writer's RecollectionsPrint: Book
1900-1945'After dinner, (a delicious dinner), Virginia read us her memoir of Old Bloomsbury. She had read it to me already at Saulieu, but I loved hearing it again; I want you to...Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf"memoir of Old Bloomsbury"Unknown
1900-1945'And the book came. And I've read one or two of the new ones. And I liked them yes - I liked the one to Enid Bagnold; and I think I see how you may develop differently....Virginia Woolf Vita Sackville-WestCollected PoemsUnknown
1900-1945'Baccae [sic] is far and away the best play of Euripides I have read.'Virginia Woolf EuripidesThe BacchaePrint: Book
1900-1945'Belchamber (1904) by Howard ("Howdie") Overing Sturgis (1855-1920), a prosperous American expatriate, has for its principal character "Sainty" -- the Marquis and Earl of...Virginia Woolf Howard Overing SturgisBelchamberPrint: Book
1900-1945'Clive Bell's Art had been published in February 1914. It propounded the concept of "Significant form", but Virginia [Woolf], reading it in the midst of her [mental] il...Virginia Woolf Clive BellArtPrint: Book
1850-1899'Have you read your sister in laws Doges Farm? Well that describes much the same sort of country that this is; and you see how she, a person of true artistic soul, revel...Virginia Woolf Margaret SymondsDays Spent on a Doge's FarmPrint: Book
1900-1945'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...'Virginia Woolf Lewis MelvilleThe Thackeray CountryPrint: Book
1900-1945'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...'Virginia Woolf F. G. KittonThe Dickens CountryPrint: Book
1900-1945'I am just finishing the Life of B[urne-]. J[ones]. which begins to bore me slightly-not the Life, which is excellent, but the man.'Virginia Woolf Julia Mary Cartwright AdyThe Life and Works of Edward Burne-Jones, bart.Print: Book
1900-1945'I am reading, 'Your Life in 15 Century' Mrs J. R. Green.'Virginia Woolf Alice Stopford GreenTown Life in the Fifteenth CenturyPrint: Book
1900-1945'I am reading, ... "History of Music."'Virginia Woolf unknown[History of Music]Print: Book
1900-1945'I am reading, ... "Life" of William Morris.'Virginia Woolf J.W. MackailLife of William MorrisPrint: Book
1900-1945'I am reading, ... "Not Wisely but too Well" by Miss Rhoda Broughton.'Virginia Woolf Rhoda BroughtonNot Wisely but Too WellPrint: Book
1900-1945'I am reading, ... 2 bound volumes of the Windsor Magazine which I hire for 2d a week, a ridiculously cheap price.'Virginia Woolf The Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for M...Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I am reading, ... Layard's Nineveh.'Virginia Woolf Austen Henry LayardNinevehPrint: Book

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