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Woolf's Reading Notes
Virginia Woolf. Autograph reading notes on Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence, circa 1931.

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Throughout her life, Woolf actively read her books with pen and paper nearby, often turning her notes into essays and reviews. Her observations begin: “Finished Sons & Lovers. Question about DHL occurs to me. A self taught man. So are all our chief moderns—Wells, Bennett & L.” Woolf clearly identified with Lawrence’s ability to educate himself. She also admired his “curious & exciting power of highlighting the heat of life.”

Frances Hooper Collection of Virginia Woolf
Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College

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