Mrs. Dalloway

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Heralded as Virginia Woolf's greatest novel, this is a vivid portrait of a single day in a woman's life. When we meet her, Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party preparation while in her mind she is something much more than a perfect society hostess. As she readies her house, she is flooded with remembrances of faraway times. And, met with the realities of the present, Clarissa reexamines the choices that brought her there, hesitantly looking ahead to the unfamiliar work of growing old."Mrs. Dalloway was the first novel to split the atom. If the novel before Mrs. Dalloway aspired to immensities of scope and scale, to heroic journeys across vast landscapes, with Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf insisted that it could also locate the enormous within the everyday; that a life of errands and party-giving was every bit as viable a subject as any life lived anywhere; and that should any human act in any novel seem unimportant, it has merely been inadequately observed. The novel as an art form has not been the same since. "Mrs. Dalloway also contains some of the most beautiful, complex, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences ever written in English, and that alone would be reason enough to read it. It is one of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century." —Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours

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auth_author2 Hussey, Mark., Law, Phyllida., Scott, Bonnie Kime, 1944-, Stevenson, Juliet.
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She overcame sexual abuse from her brothers, the death of her mother and then sister in her childhood but it was the death of her father as a young adult that institutionalised her. These dark emotional episodes were to reappear at different times throughout her life but did not prevent her prolific output of some of the most poignant and poetic prose ever written. Mrs. Dalloway is often thought of as one of Woolf's most brilliant novels and was the basis of the award winning film The Hours. It takes place on a June day in post WWI London where wealthy socialite Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the finishing touches to her party. She considers those that will be attending her party that evening, past loves, people who have touched her life, a re-evaluation of her practical marriage and her hesitancy in growing old. These flashbacks, reminiscences and memories conjure up a vivid and insightful portrait that make this a riveting read and a classic work by a brilliant author at the top of her game., As Clarissa Dalloway prepares for a party in the evening, seemingly trivial incidents prompt her to undertake a searching reconnaissance into her memory, where she dwells on missed opportunities and aborted relationships. Set during the course of twenty-four hours, the novel draws subtle parallels between Clarissa, a polished high-society lady, and the shell-shocked war veteran, Septimus Smith; both are similarly transfixed by their pasts., 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 shell-shocked 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.Past, present and future are brought together on a momentous June day in 1923., Complete classics, Complete classics., DLCDLCDLC, Digital content provided by hoopla., Domestic fiction., Electronic books., England, Everyman's library ;, FIC WOOLF, FICTION / Classics, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Psychological, Feedbooks1925, First loves, General Fiction, Harvest book., Hussey, Mark., Includes bibliographical references (p. xx-xxi), Law, Phyllida.|Narrator, Literary, London (England), MWT11104411, MWT11403115, MWT11442285, MWT11938321, Made available through hoopla, Married women, Married women -- England -- Fiction., Middle-aged women, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., Mrs Dalloway, Mrs Dalloway (published on 14 May 1925) is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway in post-World War I England. Mrs Dalloway continues to be one of Woolf's best-known novels. Created from two short stories, "Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street" and the unfinished "The Prime Minister", the novel's story is of Clarissa's preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess. With the interior perspective of the novel, the story travels forwards and back in time, and in and out of the characters' minds, to construct a complete image of Clarissa's life and of the inter-war social structure., Mrs. Dalloway, Mrs. Dalloway /Virginia Woolf., Mrs. DallowayVirginia Woolf., New York :Knopf :Distributed by Random House,1993., PR6045.O72M7 1993, Parties, Psychological fiction., Read by Juliet Stevenson., Read by Phyllida Law., Regret, Scott, Bonnie Kime,1944-, Society hostess, Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party. Her thoughts and sensations on that one day, and the interior monologues of others whose lives are interwoven with hers gradually reveal the characters of the central protagonists. Clarissa's life is touched by tragedy as the events in her day run parallel to those of Septimus Warren Smith., Stevenson, Juliet.|Narrator, Suicide victims, TBX, TBXdistributor, TotalBooxdistributor, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Unabridged., Vendor-supplied metadata, When we meet her, Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party preparation, though in her mind she is something much more than a perfect society hostess. As she readies her house, she is flooded with remembrances of faraway times. And, met with the realities of the present, Clarissa reexamines the choices that brought her there, hesitantly looking ahead to the unfamiliar work of growing old. It is a work of art that still inspires today, leading author Michael Cunningham, for example, to write his bestseller The Hours. As Cunningham explains: "Mrs. Dalloway was the first novel to split the atom. If the novel before Mrs. Dalloway aspired to immensities of scope and scale, to heroic journeys across vast landscapes, with Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf insisted that it could also locate the enormous within the everyday; that a life of errands and party-giving was every bit as viable a subject as any life lived anywhere; and that should any human act in any novel seem unimportant, it has merely been inadequately observed. The novel as an art form has not been the same since., With an Introduction and Notes by Merry M. Pawlowski, Professor and Chair, Department of English, California State University,Bakersfield. Virginia Woolf's singular technique in Mrs Dalloway heralds a break with the traditional novel form and reflects a genuine humanity and a concern with the experiences that both enrich and stultify existence. Society hostess, Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party. Her thoughts and sensations on that one day, and the interior monologues of others whose lives are interwoven with hers gradually reveal the characters of the central protagonists. Clarissa's life is touched by tragedy as the events in her day run parallel to those of Septimus Warren Smith, whose madness escalates as his life draws toward inevitable suicide., Woolf, Virginia,1882-1941,author., Woolf, Virginia,1882-1941., Woolf, Virginiaauthor, Wordsworth Editions Ltd2013, [United States] :Mariner Books,2015., [United States]:A Word To The Wise,2013., [United States]:Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,2011., [United States]:Naxos,2010., computerc, data file, digital, e-uk-en, eAudiobook hoopla, eBook hoopla, en, eng, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/bsa_9780792779100_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/nax_9789629549374_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/opr_9780544535039_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/vsa_9781780006925_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, spoken wordspw, text file, texttxt, xxviii, 219 p. ;22 cm.
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Heralded as Virginia Woolf's greatest novel, this is a vivid portrait of a single day in a woman's life. When we meet her, Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party preparation while in her mind she is something much more than a perfect society hostess. As she readies her house, she is flooded with remembrances of faraway times. And, met with the realities of the present, Clarissa reexamines the choices that brought her there, hesitantly looking ahead to the unfamiliar work of growing old.
"Mrs. Dalloway was the first novel to split the atom. If the novel before Mrs. Dalloway aspired to immensities of scope and scale, to heroic journeys across vast landscapes, with Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf insisted that it could also locate the enormous within the everyday; that a life of errands and party-giving was every bit as viable a subject as any life lived anywhere; and that should any human act in any novel seem unimportant, it has merely been inadequately observed. The novel as an art form has not been the same since.
"Mrs. Dalloway also contains some of the most beautiful, complex, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences ever written in English, and that alone would be reason enough to read it. It is one of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century."
—Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours

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title_display Mrs. Dalloway
title_full Mrs Dalloway [eBook] Woolf, Virginia, Mrs. Dalloway, Mrs. Dalloway / Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway [eBook] Woolf, Virginia, Mrs. Dalloway [electronic resource] / Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway [electronic resource] Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
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