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.
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Review: Mrs. DallowayUser Review - Traveller - Goodreads
I apologize for writing so much; but there was just so much to write about... On the surface, this appears to be a boring little account of a boring woman getting ready for throwing a boring snobbish ... Read full review
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This was my first Virginia Woolf novel. It took me a while to get through it, but I'm glad I did. :) Read full review