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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pcollins - LibraryThing
Okay I've finally read Mrs Dalloway and I'm happy I don't have to think of Mrs Dalloway for a long time again (well at least until I read The Hours). I really struggled through this dreary book, and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - piccoline - LibraryThing
Woolf is amazing. To read her is to feel understood, to feel human, and to feel very grateful to be human. Her narrative choices are almost flawless throughout, especially her handling of the final few pages. Read full review