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 - Nico Battersby - Goodreads
Woolf was without a doubt a genius, and there are entire sections of this book blessed with introspective wonder. Her prose is beautifully consious, reminiscent at times of Joyce. While I can ... Read full review
Review: Mrs. DallowayUser Review - Laurčne Poret - Goodreads
This book is amazing? I'm not even sure I can tell why I feel that way yet, might need to come back to edit this review. It is a struggling read, as I found myself more than once having no memories at ... Read full review