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Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf, David Bradshaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 17/04/2008 ISBN: 9780199536009 Category:
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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’s Park 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 of existence, 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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Virginia Woolf's writing takes considered reading but the reader is richly rewarded, the prose is wonderfully lyrical and she explores her characters brilliantly. * Heavenali Blog *

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