CliffsNotes on Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on Mrs. Dalloway, you explore one of Virginia Woolf’s greatest works, which is about life, love, friendship, and acceptance. Here, you meet Clarissa Dalloway as she’s preparing for a ...

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Overview


The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on Mrs. Dalloway, you explore one of Virginia Woolf’s greatest works, which is about life, love, friendship, and acceptance. Here, you meet Clarissa Dalloway as she’s preparing for a party she will host that evening; and Septimus Smith, a shell-shocked war veteran struggling with the aftereffects of going to battle.

This study guide carefully walks you through every step of a day in the life of Clarissa and Septimus by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Virginia Woolf, and gain insight into how she came to write Mrs. Dalloway. Other features that help you study include

  • A list of characters
  • Character analyses of Clarissa and Septimus
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • A bibliography for more study

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764544576
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/26/2003
  • Series: Cliffs Notes Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author


GARY CAREY, M.A., was in the publishing profession for over 25 years.
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Table of Contents

Life and Background 5
List of Characters 11
Critical Commentary
Out for Flowers 13
Septimus 21
Home Again 26
Peter's Visit 30
Peter in Regents Park 33
The Doctors 37
At Lady Bruton's 39
Richard and Clarissa 40
Elizabeth and Her Tutor 44
The Suicide 46
Before the Party 48
The Party 51
Character Analyses
Clarissa Dalloway 54
Septimus Warren Smith 56
Review Questions 57
Selected Bibliography 58
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