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Mrs Dalloway

ISBN : 9780199536009

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¥1,463
Author: 
Virginia Woolf; David Bradshaw
Pages
256 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
130 x 195 mm
Pub date
Apr 2008
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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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 is young, 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 Woolf's famous stream of consciousness style, in a lyrical and haunting language which has made this, from its publication in 1925, one of her most popular novels. 

Index: 

Biographical Preface
Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Virginia Woolf
A Map of Mrs. Dalloway's London

MRS DALLOWAY

Explanatory Notes

About the author: 

Virginia Woolf
Edited by David Bradshaw, Professor of English, Worcester College, Oxford

"Virginia Woolf's writing takes considered reading but the reader is richly rewarded, the prose is wonderfully lyrical and she explores her characters brilliantly." - Heavenali Blog

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