Monday, 11 February 2013

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

MRS DALLOWAY (illustrated)

-Illustrated with period photos
-Complete and unabridged text

“One of the hundred best novels published since 1923” Time Magazine

"Mrs Dalloway contains some of the most beautiful, complex, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences ever written in English . . . It is one of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century." Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours

MRS DALLOWAY is Virginia’s Woolf’s innovative masterpiece which takes you into the head of the eponymous character in a way that will leave an unforgettable impression on you.


Written without chapters in a long stream of consciousness narrative, Mrs. Dalloway is set on a single day in June 1923. We follow Clarissa Dalloway, the elegant wife of a Member of Parliament and the perfect London hostess, through the course of this day which is will culminate in the party she is throwing that evening.

About Virginia Woolf

“Virginia Woolf was a multifarious creature - fluent, iconoclastic, vulnerable, savage, high-minded, low-minded, and intermittently insane.” Edna O’Brien, New York Times

Virginia Woolf was born Adeline Virginia Stephen in London in 1882, into a distinguished intellectual family. In 1905 she started meeting with friends to discuss literary and artistic topics, they would later become known as the Bloomsbury Group. She married Leonard Woolf in 1912 when she was 30, and they founded the Hogarth Press in 1917. She published her first novel, The Voyage Out, in 1915. Having struggled with depression all her life, she drowned herself in 1941.

Her novels are:
The Voyage Out (1915)
Night and Day (1919)
Jacob's Room (1922)
Mrs Dalloway (1925)
To the Lighthouse (1927)
Orlando (1928)
The Waves (1931)
The Years (1937)
Between the Acts (1941)

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