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Record Number: 17992


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thursday 22 November 1917: 'Ottoline keeps me [...] devoted to her "inner life"; which made me reflect that I haven't an inner life. She read me a passage [of her diary] in my praise though, so the realities do come in sometimes.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 19 Nov 1917 and 22 Nov 1917

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Ottoline Morrell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1873

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

socialite

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

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

Virginia Woolf


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Ottoline Morrell

Title:

journal

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Codex

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

17992

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

1

Page:

79

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1977), 1, p. 79, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17992, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Source ed. quotes Morrell's recollection, in Ottoline at Garsington: Memoirs of Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1915-1918 (1974) p.244, that 'When we were talking about keeping a journal, I said mine was filled with thoughts and struggles of my inner life. She [Woolf] opened her eyes wide in astonishment' (see p.79 n.28 in source).

   
   
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