With an Introduction and Notes by Merry M. Pawlowski, Professor and Chair, Department of English, California State University,Bakersfield.
Virginia Woolf's singular technique in Mrs Dalloway heralds a break with the traditional novel form and reflects a genuine humanity and a concern with the experiences that both enrich and stultify existence.
Society hostess, Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party. Her thoughts and sensations on that one day, and the interior monologues of others whose lives are interwoven with hers gradually reveal the characters of the central protagonists. Clarissa's life is touched by tragedy as the events in her day run parallel to those of Septimus Warren Smith, whose madness escalates as his life draws toward inevitable suicide.
The delicate artistry and lyrical prose of Woolf’s fourth novel have established her as a writer of profound talent.
The London of Mrs Dalloway: A Map
Virginia Woolf, Introduction to the Modern Library Edition (1928)
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Series: Wordsworth Classics
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st March 1996
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Type: New edition