One of Virginia Woolf's most famous novels, Mrs Dalloway is a triumph of experimentation, a cornerstone of Modernism and a subtle examination of love, freedom, mental illness and the female condition in society.
As Mrs Dalloway works on the preparations for a dinner party, her thoughts throughout the day wander from memories of the past to interrogations about the present and lead her to assess the choices she has made in life and love. Her monologue interweaves with the account of the distress, on that same day, of the shell-shocked veteran Septimus Warren Smith, whose trauma and hallucinations end in tragedy, as the links between the two characters unfold
About the Author
The most famous member of the Bloomsbury Group, Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was a novelist, essayist and critic, whose writings established her as one of Modernism's leading exponents, as well as a pioneering feminist. Her most famous works include To the Lighthouse and Mrs Dalloway.
"Virginia Woolf stands as the chief figure of Modernism in England, and must be included with Joyce and Proust in the realizaztion of experimental acheivements that has completely broken with tradition."-- The New York Times
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.21