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 - Fran Swaine - Goodreads
Surprisingly enjoyed this after having started it before and struggled with the lack of punctuation! Listening to it on audiobook helped though and this time round I liked it a lot Read full review
Review: Mrs. DallowayUser Review - April - Goodreads
This book is hard to put down and pick back up again. There are -maybe- three distinct breaks in the book that could serve as a natural resting point--other than that I found it hard to remember whose head I was in upon picking the book back up. There's no doubt this is an important work. Read full review