The Hours: A Novel

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Macmillan, Nov 9, 2002 - Fiction - 229 pages
114 Reviews
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel becomes a motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, directed by Stephen Daldry from a screenplay by David Hare

The Hours tells the story of three women: Virginia Woolf, beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway as she recuperates in a London suburb with her husband in 1923; Clarissa Vaughan, beloved friend of an acclaimed poet dying from AIDS, who in modern-day New York is planning a party in his honor; and Laura Brown, in a 1949 Los Angeles suburb, who slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home. By the end of the novel, these three stories intertwine in remarkable ways, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace. The Hours is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
  

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Amazing insights into women's minds. - LibraryThing
The plot was slow and unfulfilling. - LibraryThing
In terms of a parody - unquestionably a good one. - LibraryThing
The ending was surprising, yet fitting. - LibraryThing
Woolf just commences writing Mrs. Dalloway. - LibraryThing
I may suck at writing reviews. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

Omg. This is definitely the type of book I have been looking for for awhile. It's one that makes me think. It's worth reading, but only really if you've read Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf first. I may suck at writing reviews. But this is a "To Read" if you haven't already. Read full review

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User Review  - KristinaGiovanni - LibraryThing

This book has been sitting on my shelf for a while. Here goes! This book read so quickly, I couldn't put it down! I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'm already sure that Julian Moore is not appropriate for the character of Mrs. Brown :) Read full review

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Contents

Mrs Dalloway
Mrs Woolf
19
Mrs Brown
37
Mrs Dalloway
49
Mrs Woolf
69
Mrs Brown
75
Mrs Woolf
81
Mrs Dalloway
89
Mrs Woolf
153
Mrs Dalloway
155
Mrs Woolf
163
Mrs Dalloway
173
Mrs Brown
187
Mrs Dalloway
195
Mrs Brown
205
Mrs Woolf
209

Mrs Brown
99
Mrs Woolf
113
Mrs Dalloway
123
Mrs Brown
141
Mrs Brown
213
Mrs Dalloway
217
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About the author (2002)

Michael Cunningham was raised in Los Angeles and lives in New York City. He is the author of the novels A Home at the End of the World (Picador) and Flesh and Blood. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and Best American Short Stories, and he is the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award. The Hours was a New York Times Bestseller, and was chosen as a Best Book of 1998 by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Publishers Weekly.

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