Mrs. Dalloway

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1990 - Fiction - 194 pages

Direct and vivid in her account of Clarissa Dalloway's preparations for a party, Virginia Woolf explores the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman's life.

In Mrs. Dalloway, the novel on which the movieThe Hours was based, Virginia Woolf details Clarissa Dalloway's preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman's life. The novel "contains some of the most beautiful, complex, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences ever written in English, and that alone would be reason enough to read it. It is one of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century" (Michael Cunningham).

 

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User Review  - Leah - weRead

I had hoped that I would enjoy this book more than I did. I liked other books I had read by Virginia Woolf in the past. Unfortunately, this one just left me alternately yawning and wanting to bang my head against a wall. Glad to be through with it. Read full review

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User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

Mrs Dalloway is a portrait of the fictional events, which take place on one June day in London after the Great War. It follows not only the title character as she prepares for and throws a party, but ... Read full review

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VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.

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