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ISBN: 1853261912
Author: Virginia Woolf
Language: English
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd; New Ed edition (April 1, 1998)
Pages: 176
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
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Серия: "Wordsworth Classics". 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.

Серия: "Wordsworth Classics". 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

Virginia Woolf is undoubtedly one of the most famous female writers of all time. Clarissa Dalloway is a high-society English woman and Woolf tells the story of her life in post-World War I London.

Virginia Woolf is undoubtedly one of the most famous female writers of all time. A modernist, her books and essays are characterised by the movement’s stream of consciousness style, interior perspectives and abandonment of a linear narrative. A thoroughly talented writer, Woolf was a groundbreaker in her field and her books are a must for those who want to explore 20th-century literature. Woolf explores the society at the time and creates an image of the protagonist’s life through her thoughts, as Clarissa prepares for a party that she is going to host that evening.

AUTHOR: (Adeline) Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English writer, whose innovative, experimental novels have had a lasting effect on the development of modern literature

AUTHOR: (Adeline) Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English writer, whose innovative, experimental novels have had a lasting effect on the development of modern literature. Her books, such as 'Mrs Dalloway', 'The Waves' and 'To the Lighthouse', with their ess structure, have led her to be recognised as one of the most significant writers of the twentieth century. With an Introduction and Notes by Merry M. Pawlowski, Professor and Chair, Department of English, California State University,Bakersfield.

A party of English people are aboard the Euphrosyne, bound for South America

A party of English people are aboard the Euphrosyne, bound for South America. Among them is Rachel Vinrace, a young girl, innocent and wholly ignorant of the world of politics and society, books, sex, love and marriage. Virginia Woolf's first novel, published in 1915, is a haunting exploration of a young woman's mind, signalling the beginning of her fascination with capturing the mysteries and complexities of the inner life. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

Thing That Matter by Charles Krauthammer. Finished July I wish that all political left-leaners would read and ingest just the last couple of chapters of this book.

Adeline Virginia Woolf (/wʊlf/; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device

Adeline Virginia Woolf (/wʊlf/; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Woolf was born into an affluent household in South Kensington, London, the seventh child in a blended family of eight.

Items related to Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordswort. Virginia Woolf Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordsworth Collection). ISBN 13: 9781853261916. It also features a composition history, documenting how Woolf's reading, friendships, and culture contributed to the book, and Woolf's seldom-reprinted 1928 introduction.

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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Sharpmane
Formatting is off throughout the kindle edition. I bought this specifically for the annotations and the annotations (outside of the introduction, which was formatted perfectly) are not properly linked. There are no annotation numbers/links in the text at all. If I manually look at the annotations at the end of the book, they do not link back properly to their place in the text (they all link back to page 1 of the Mrs Dalloway portion of the book). I am not familiar enough with the text itself to notice if that's significantly affected, but I've already found one place where a period was omitted from the end of a sentence (when compared with a paperback version, isbn 198539412X). Mrs. Dalloway is already a challenging text, I don't need the literal formatting making it any harder for me.
Quemal
This book by Virginia Woolf has been described as the greatest English language novel. That may not be hyperbole. Some sentences are so beautifully written that they beg to be read again (and again). The story is simple: It follows one day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway as she prepares to host a high-society party in London that evening. It jumps from Clarissa's story to that of several of the guests. It's a story about their thoughts and reminisces more than their actions. It's a story about the love between men and women and women and women. It's a story about the politics of marriage in the early 20th century. It's a classic!
Mavegelv
I had previously only read Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Since no less an authority than Simone de Beauvoir, in her seminal work, The Second Sex repeatedly referenced Wolfe's works, and even quoted significant passages from "Mrs. Dalloway" (p. 509, Bantum, 1968 edition), I figured that Woolf, Book #2 was long overdue. And I found this work of hers impressive.

Conceptually at least, Woolf's work could be considered derivative of James Joyce's classic Ulysses which was written several years earlier. Each concern the daily lives of a range of characters, living in the British Isles, on a single day, and in each novel, that day is in the middle of June. The stream-of-consciousness technique is used in each. Woolf's work is much shorter, and in ways, more intense as a result. And Woolf's work concerns the "gratin" of society, the "ruling class," as they socialize, making and reinforcing connections, and largely ignoring the catastrophe that overwhelmed Europe, ending only five years earlier, casting its "short shadow" on current events. Where Woolf has the clear edge is in her depiction of that always fascinating subject: how women and men interact.

Clarissa Dalloway awakes, and throughout the day will be preparing for the party she will hold that night to help her husband's career. Sometimes she is reduced to a single "s," as in the third letter of Mrs. Richard Dalloway. Her role as wife and supporter is a key theme in the novel. They have a daughter, Elizabeth, 18, who, as many daughters of that age do, yearn for some independence. Peter Walsh, who once courted Clarissa in her youth, 30 years before, and is six months older than her, is just back from a few years "managing" things in India, and immediately races to see her, in part to report the news that he is in love with the young wife of a British major in India, who has two children. Hum! Why, oh why, indeed? The "backdrop," central London, Mayfair, Oxford Street, et al. is repeatedly referenced as an integral part of the work.

Woolf depicts "minor characters" with deft strokes; so much so that they are so memorable that the adjective "minor" does not do them justice. There is Septimus Warren Smith who "...went to France to save an England which consisted almost entirely of Shakespeare's plays and Miss Isabel Pole in a green dress walking in a square." He returned with what we now call PTSD caused by the loss of a friend; he also returned with an Italian wife, Lucrezia. There is Miss Kilman, of the frayed cloth coat, around 40, who knows that life has passed her by, and is the tutor of Elizabeth. Miss Kilman has found solace in religion. Perhaps four generations later, I became acquainted with the "Harley Street" doctors, and their clients (patients), and so I was most impressed with Woolf's depiction of one of their antecedents, Sir William Bradshaw. Woolf says: "Sir William said he never spoke of `madness'; he called it not having a sense of proportion." Hum, again. And they always seem to know this quiet place in the countryside where the "client" will not trouble or embarrass the family. Or, as Woolf put it: "He swooped; he devoured. He shut people up. It was this combination of decision and humanity that endeared Sir William so greatly to the relations of his victims."

Much more laconic that Joyce, as I have said, and equally so compared to Proust, but Woolf novel ends with the party - will it be "successful," and yes it will be if we don't mention unpleasant things like death - that is worthy of Proust's descriptions of the "gratin" across the channel. I foresee reading To the Lighthouse in the next six months. As for Mrs. Dalloway, 5-stars, plus.
MarF
WOOLF wrote to a rhythm more than she wrote to a plot, and Mrs. Dalloway is a perfect example of her stellar method. Is there one sentence, one word, that is not perfect? I can't find or hear one, and I have now listened to this entire recital by the wonderful Annette Bening 14 times now. Yes, 14 times. I will listen 14 more times before this notice has been up a month. There are not enough superlatives to describe Virginia Woolf's genius and talent.
Ballagar
I originally purchased this book for a women's literature class. Not only was this class one of the best classes I have ever taken but, this book was phenomenal. It is a challenging read because it is written in a stream of consciousness style that alternates between characters there are tens of characters perspectives throughout the story it is both invigorating to the story, and a novelty in the literary world (especially for the time it was written.) Virginia Woolfe's masterful craft allows the reader to immerse themselves in the world of Mrs. Dalloway. Woolfe sheds a necessary light on the importance of women's spheres in a post-war English landscape.

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