Mrs Dalloway

Category: Book
By (author): Woolf, Virginia
Subject:  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / Literary
Publisher: Penguin UK
Published: December 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 8.00in x 5.30in x 1.02in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*'One of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century' Michael Cunningham

Clarissa Dalloway, elegant and vivacious, is preparing for a party and remembering those she once loved. In another part of London, Septimus Warren Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Smith's day interweaves with that of Clarissa and her friends, their lives converging as the party reaches its glittering climax. Virginia Woolf's masterly novel, in which she perfected the interior monologue, brings past, present and future together on one momentous day in June 1923.

Edited by Stella McNichol with an Introduction and Notes by Elaine Showalter.
Review Quote*One of the few genuine innovations in the history of the novel-New Yorker

One of her greatest achievements, a book whose afterlife continues to inspire new generations of writers and readers-Guardian
Biographical NoteVirginia Woolf, born in 1882, was the major novelist at the heart of the inter-war Bloomsbury Group. Her early novels include The Voyage Out, Night and Day and Jacob's Room. Between 1925 and 1931 she produced her finest masterpieces, including Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando and the experimental The Waves. Her later novels include The Years and Between the Acts, and she also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, journalism and biography, including the passionate feminist essay A Room of One's Own. Suffering from depression, she drowned herself in the River Ouse in 1941.