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Mrs. Dalloway
     

Mrs. Dalloway

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by Virginia Woolf
 

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ISBN-10: 1853261912

ISBN-13: 9781853261916

Pub. Date: 09/01/1999

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions, Limited

The delicate artistry & lyrical prose of this fourth novel by Virginia Woolf established her as a writer of profound talent. Her singular technique in Mrs. Dalloway heralds a break with the traditional novel form & reflects a genuine humanity & a concern with the experiences that both enrich & stultify existence. Society hostess Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party.

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The delicate artistry & lyrical prose of this fourth novel by Virginia Woolf established her as a writer of profound talent. Her singular technique in Mrs. Dalloway heralds a break with the traditional novel form & reflects a genuine humanity & a concern with the experiences that both enrich & stultify existence. Society hostess Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party. Her thoughts & sensations on that one day, & the interior monologues of others whose lives are interwoven with hers, gradually reveal the characters of the central protagonists. Clarissas life is touched by tragedy as the events in her day run parallel to those in the day of Septimus Warren Smith.

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ISBN-13:
9781853261916
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
Classics Library
Pages:
141
Product dimensions:
5.01(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Virginia Woolf: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Mrs. Dalloway

Appendix A: Contemporary Reviews

  1. From John W. Crawford, “One Day in London the Subject of Mrs. Woolf’s New Novel,” The New York Times Book Review (10 May 1925)
  2. From Richard Hughes, “A Day in London Life,” Saturday Review of Literature (16 May 1925)
  3. From [Arthur Sydney McDowall,] “A Novelist’s Experiment,” Times Literary Supplement (21 May 1925)
  4. From Gerald Bullett, “New Fiction,” The Saturday Review (30 May 1925)
  5. From “New Novels,” New Statesman (6 June 1925)
  6. From J.F. Holms, The Calendar of Modern Letters (July 1925)
  7. From E.M. Forster, “The Novels of Virginia Woolf,” The Criterion (April 1926)
  8. From Edwin Muir, “Contemporary Writers: Virginia Woolf,” Nation and Athenaeum (17 April 1926)

Appendix B: Literary Context

  1. From Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out (1915)
  2. Virginia Woolf, “Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street,” The Dial (July 1923)
  3. From Virginia Woolf, Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown (1924)
  4. From Virginia Woolf, “Modern Fiction” (1925)

Appendix C: Political Context

  1. From J. Ramsay MacDonald, War and the Workers: A Plea for Democratic Control (1915)
  2. “German Women in London,” The Times (13 May 1915)
  3. From Sir Valentine Chirol, “India Old and New. I. Mr. Gandhi’s Teaching,” The Times (23 December 1920)
  4. “Prime Minister’s Appeal. ‘Only Practicable Solution,’ Call to Electors” The Times (5 December 1923)
  5. List of British Prime Ministers from 1916 to 1937

Appendix D: Medical Context

  1. From George H. Savage, “Moral Insanity” (July 1881)
  2. From W.H.R. Rivers, “Psychiatry and the War” (18 April 1919)
  3. From Henry Head, “An Address on the Diagnosis of Hysteria” (1922)

Appendix E: Educational and Social Context

  1. From Cicely Hamilton and Lilian Baylis, The Old Vic (1926)
  2. “Sir W. Anson on Workmen’s Colleges,” The Times (20 September 1905)
  3. From the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act (1919)

Works Cited and Select Bibliography

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Mrs. Dalloway 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I unknowingly just picked out a book for my English Honors class independant reading assignment, I saw that the author was Virginia Woolf, and I thought, what the heck? I've at least heard of her, so I'll read it. That was a mistake. The book takes place over one day, is about a lady giving a party and a crazy man. It is hard to keep track of who is telling the story, for it changes often, and there are no chapters. I don't really reccommend the book unless you have a lot of time and patience.