Author: Virginia Woolf
Year of publication: 1925
Goodreads: Mrs. Dalloway
“This Modernist novel is still very topical today. It focuses on impressions, on the fleeting moment of being, and what other people think of us; the stream of consciousness. It is poetry in prose.” ~RookReading
Heralded as Virginia Woolf’s greatest novel, this is a vivid portrait of a single day in a woman’s life. When we meet her, Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party preparation while in her mind she is something much more than a perfect society hostess. As she readies her house, she is flooded with remembrances of faraway times. And, met with the realities of the present, Clarissa reexamines the choices that brought her there, hesitantly looking ahead to the unfamiliar work of growing old.
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