Mrs Dalloway

by Virginia Woolf

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax.

Mrs Dalloway Synopsis

On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax. Here, Virginia Woolf perfected the interior monologue and the novel's lyricism and accessibility have made it one of her most popular works.

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ISBN: 9780141182490
Publication date: 25/05/2000
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141182490
Publication date: 25th May 2000
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf is now recognized as a major twentieth-century author, a great novelist and essayist and a key figure in literary history as a feminist and a modernist. Born in 1882, she was the daughter of the editor and critic Leslie Stephen, and suffered a traumatic adolescence after the deaths of her mother, in 1895, and her step-sister Stella, in 1897, leaving her subject to breakdowns for the rest of her life. Her father died in 1904 and two years later her favourite brother Thoby died suddenly of typhoid.With her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, she was drawn into the company of writers ...

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