Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

67 Handwritten: November 26, 1931

Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

67 Handwritten: November 26, 1931

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Melle F. Helie

Professeur Agregee d'Anglais

123 rue Brule Maison

Lille. Nord. France.

Nov. 26.1931.

Madam,

It may be needless to say that I have always been greatly interested in your books. But they were such discoveries to me that it seems only fair that you should know what amount of pleasure, of durable enjoyment and what infinite widening in one's outlook, your works may mean to a foreign reader and admirer.

Some time ago, I happened to pass before your door on a weekend trip to London. I was then in the glow of a recent reading of The Waves and the temptation was great for me to try to meet you. I made bold to ring you up but I knew I could not expect much of a telephone call. Kindly excuse such blunt intrusion. Had there been a chance, I had no time to take it with due formality.

I had translated into French quite a part of Orlando when I heard that the work was being done. I have been wondering whether you have any engagement of that sort concerning The Waves. …

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