Covering a single day in post-war London, Virginia Woolf’s formidable novel follows the path of two overlapping and interlinking narratives that feature Septimus Smith, a war veteran still in the manic throes of shell shock, and Clarissa Dalloway, a middle-class woman remembering her youthful passions whilst preparing to host a party.
Published in 1925, Mrs Dalloway is written in Woolf's pioneering stream-of-consciousness style, flicking forwards and backwards in time and across the perspectives of different characters with seamless fluidity.
- The inspiration for Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer-prize-winning novel The Hours
- A compact novel with an ambitious sweep of themes – homosexuality, feminism, madness, domesticity
- Transport yourself to the streets of pre-war London through Woolf's immersive prose
Like if you think my final lit essay should be titled "Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey: Time and Consciousness in Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway"
Like if you think my final lit essay should be titled "Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey: Time and Consciousness in Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway"— MARGOT 🏝 (@margotxmargot) May 31, 2016