November 30, 2014
July 6, 2016
Virginia Woolf's stream-of-consciousness masterpiece follows Clarissa Dalloway through the course of a day as she prepares to host a party in the evening. The beautiful June day brings back memories from her happy schoolgirl years. She wonders about her choice of husband--was she wrong to have married reliable Richard Dalloway, refusing the exciting Peter Walsh, and what was the place of her schoolgirl love? The story travels back and forth in time, densely weaving the texture of an intelligent, upper class woman's life lived within the strictures of post-WW I England.
Influenced by Joyce's ULYSSES, Virginia Woolf's novel takes place within a 24-hour period and includes a walk around London that resembles Leopold Bloom's walk around Dublin. With MRS. DALLOWAY, Woolf turned the novel-of-manners into a work of profound psychological insights. Woolf's narrative is structured out of the internal thoughts of characters Septimus Smith, a young man and former soldier who has been traumatized by World War I, and Clarissa Dalloway, the apparently perfect hostess. Their thoughts reveal a truth of a broken society beneath the facade of smoothly mannered English mores.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Types of Characters, Classics, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Peoples + Cultures, Settings, General, Humorous Fiction, Human Qualities + Behavior, Literary, War + Military, Conflicts + Dualities, Psychology, Politics, Love + Relationships + Sex
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Classics, Conflicts + Dualities, Peoples + Cultures, Settings, Types of Characters, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Human Qualities + Behavior, Love + Relationships + Sex, Politics, Psychology, Literary, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, General, War + Military, Humorous Fiction
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Virginia Woolf
- Online Item #: 13264207
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-60-9776
- ISBN: 9781935554370
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported