Mrs Dalloway (Paperback)

Virginia Woolf

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'Fear no more the heat of the sun.' Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf's fourth novel, offers the reader an impression of a single June day in London in 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, the wife of a Conservative member of parliament, is preparing to give an evening party, while the shell-shocked Septimus Warren Smith hears the birds in Regent's Park chattering in Greek. There seems to be nothing, except perhaps London, to link Clarissa and Septimus. She is middle-aged and prosperous, with a sheltered happy life behind her; Smith is young, poor, and driven to hatred of himself and the whole human race. Yet both share a terror of existence, and sense the pull of death. The world of Mrs Dalloway is evoked in Woolf's famous stream of consciousness style, in a lyrical and haunting language which has made this, from its publication in 1925, one of her most popular novels.


Product Details

  • Product code: AAEEI
  • ISBN: 9780199536009
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: Thu Apr 17 00:00:00 BST 2008
  • Book points: 7

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