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Mrs. Dalloway

Woolf, Virginia (Book - 1981)
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Direct and vivid in her account of Clarissa Dalloway's preparations for a party, Virginia Woolf explores the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman's life. nbsp; In Mrs. Dalloway, the novel on which the movie The Hours was based, Virginia Woolf details Clarissa Dalloway's preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman's life. The novel "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).
Authors: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941
Title: Mrs. Dalloway
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, Inc., [1981]
Characteristics: xiv, 197 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Virginia Woolf ; foreword by Maureen Howard
Notes: "A Harvest book."
ISBN: 9780151009985
0151009988
Branch Call Number: FICTION WOOLF
Subject Headings: England Social life and customs 20th century Fiction Women Fiction Married women England Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Women
Married women
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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.


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if you don't see this movie, you are not missing a thing

"Virginia Woolf’s famous novel may be about the titular rich lady preparing for a party, but it’s also about Septimus Smith — a shell-shocked World War I veteran who is haunted by the battlefield death of a friend and who serves as a sort of dark mirror for Clarissa Dalloway. If Trumbo’s Johnny is beyond help physically, then Septimus is in a similar place mentally, unable to control his thoughts and reintegrate himself into life in London with his wife. What makes Woolf’s depiction of post-traumatic stress so compelling is her ability to get into the character’s head, beautifully expressing his neurotic, obsessive thoughts."
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