One of Woolf’s most experimental novels, The Waves presents six characters in monologue - from morning until night, from childhood into old age - against a background of the sea. The result is a glorious chorus of voices that exists not to remark on the passing of events but to celebrate the connection between its various individual parts.
Often compared to James Joyce's FINNEGAN'S WAKE, Virginia Woolf's THE WAVES is her most experimental work, threading monologues from six different characters into a literary tapestry which is meant to illustrate the myriad connections between individual consciousness and social discourse.
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