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 - Elvis Cowboy - Goodreads
A challenging read if you're not experienced with modernist literature. Woolf uses a lot of sentence fragments, unusual punctuation, and manipulates conventional clause order to create a nebulous and ... Read full review
Review: Mrs. DallowayUser Review - Lizziepeps - Goodreads
Woolf is preoccupied with gender restrictions, the vote, money (A Room of One's Own) and the war. There was beautiful snippets of truth laced within the novel. However, the end is just too abrupt. Read full review