Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

cover of the book Mrs DallowayMrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Genre: Award Winner; Fiction
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Published: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Format: Trade Paperback
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No. of Pages: 256
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ISBN: 9780199536009
Award(s): Publishing Triangle’s 100 Best Lesbian and Gay Novels
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Fear no more the heat of the sun. ‘ Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf’s fourth novel, offers the reader an impression of a single June day in London in 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, the wife of a Conservative member of parliament, is preparing to give an evening party, while the shell-shocked Septimus Warren Smith hears the birds in Regent’sPark chattering in Greek. There seems to be nothing, except perhaps London, to link Clarissa and Septimus. She is middle-aged and prosperous, with a sheltered happy life behind her; Smith is young, poor, and driven to hatred of himself and the whole human race. Yet both share a terror ofexistence, and sense the pull of death. The world of Mrs Dalloway is evoked in Woolf’s famous stream of consciousness style, in a lyrical and haunting language which has made this, from its publication in 1925, one of her most popular novels.
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