On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax. Here, Virginia Woolf perfected the interior monologue and the novel's lyricism and accessibility have made it one of her most popular works.
Virginia Woolf, born in 1882, was the major novelist at the heart of the inter-war Bloomsbury Group. Her early novels include The Voyage Out, Night and Day and Jacob's Room. Between 1925 and 1931 she produced her finest masterpieces, including Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando and the experimental The Waves. Her later novels include The Years and Between the Acts, and she also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, journalism and biography, including the passionate feminist essay A Room of One's Own. Suffering from depression, she drowned herself in the River Ouse in 1941.
One of her greatest achievements, a book whose afterlife continues to inspire new generations of writers and readers Guardian One of the few genuine innovations in the history of the novel New Yorker
One of the few genuine innovations in the history of the novel
One of the few genuine innovations in the history of the novel-- New Yorker One of her greatest achievements, a book whose afterlife continues to inspire new generations of writers and readers-- Guardian
An enthralling exploration of the human experience, from the author of To The Lighthouse.
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