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Mrs. Dalloway

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ISBN-10: 0192839705

ISBN-13: 9780192839701

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Virginia Woolf

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'Fear no more the heat of the sun.'Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf's fourth novel, offers the reader an impression of a single June day in London in 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, the wife of a Conservative member of parliament, is preparing to give an evening party, while the shell-shocked Septimus Warren Smith hears the birds in Regent's Park chattering in Greek. There seems to be nothing, except perhaps London, to link Clarissa and Septimus. She is middle-aged and prosperous, with a sheltered happy life behind her; Smith isyoung, poor, and driven to hatred of himself and the whole human race. Yet both share a terror of existence, and sense the pull of death.The world of Mrs Dalloway is evoked in…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.72" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Virginia Woolf was born in London, the daughter of the prominent literary critic Leslie Stephen. She never received a formal university education; her early education was obtained at home through her parents and governesses. After death of her father in 1904, her family moved to Bloomsbury, where they formed the nucleus of the Bloomsbury Group, a circle of philosophers, writers and artists. As a writer, Woolf was a great experimenter. She scorned the traditional narrative form and turned to expressionism as a means of telling her story. Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To The Lighthouse (1927), her two generally acknowledged masterpieces, are stream-of-consciousness novels in which most of the…    

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Frontispiece
The London of Mrs Dalloway: A Map
Mrs Dalloway
Notes
Emendations
Textual Variants
Virginia Woolf, Introduction to the Modern Library Edition (1928)