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Record Number: 18722


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Sunday 28 December 1919, following illness with influenza: 'I've read two vast volumes of the Life of Butler; & am racing through Greville Memoirs -- both superbly fit for illness. Butler has the effect of paring the bark off feelings: all left a little raw, but vivid -- a lack of sap though [goes on to comment further on Butler and his biographer, Henry Festing Jones]]'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 18 Dec 1919 and 28 Dec 1919

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:

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:

Henry Festing Jones

Title:

Samuel Butler, Author of Erewhon (1835-1902): A Memoir

Genre:

Biography, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2 vols, 1919

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18722

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:

317

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1977), 1, p. 317, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18722, accessed: 17 April 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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