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Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs Dalloway
Author: Virginia Woolf
This brilliant novel explores the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman’s life. Direct and vivid in her account of the details of Clarissa Dalloway’s preparations for a party she is to give that evening, Woolf ultimately managed to reveal much more. For it is the feeling behind these daily events that gives Mrs. ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780156628709
ISBN-10: 0156628708
Publication Date: 9/24/1990
Pages: 216
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 278 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Here is where prose becomes art. The loss at the heart of this novel is profoundly revealed in this text. It's a wonder that so much can be conveyed with mere words on a page. Majestic stuff.
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Helpful Score: 2
It's Virginia Woolf - if you like her thought provoking, harsh style, you'll love this. She is a wonderful author who lets her true struggles with ordinary life come through in a truly beautiful and poetic nature. I'm bias though - I love her stuff.
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Helpful Score: 2
Classic Virginia Woolf. Michael Cunninham's "The Hours" was a rewrite of this.
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Helpful Score: 1
Heralded as Virginia Woolf's greatest novel, this is a vivid portrait of a single day in a woman's life.
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I tried to get through this book, read a few chapters on a plane ride and couldn't handle the stream of consciousness style. I couldn't tell which character's head I was in! Not my style I guess.
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If you've found Virginia Woolf's work challenging to read, try this book. I found it more accessible than any of her works I have tried. Still challenging, but so rewarding.
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This book is currently being discussed by the readers of the New York Times Book Review. The book covers one day in the life of a woman preparing an important party. But her thoughts range from the past, through the present to visions the future.
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The portrait of a single day in a woman's life in pre-World War London, it's the novel that inspired the book and movie, The Hours.

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