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Mrs. Dalloway PDF, ePub eBook This volume begins with a biography of Virginia Woolf that provides essential information about the novelist's life. Original essays present an overview of Mrs. Dalloway, including information about the work's origins and composition, analyze the world events and social conditions that provide context for the work, and discuss Woolf's efforts to create a new form of the no This volume begins with a biography of Virginia Woolf that provides essential information about the novelist's life. Original essays present an overview of Mrs. Dalloway, including information about the work's origins and composition, analyze the world events and social conditions that provide context for the work, and discuss Woolf's efforts to create a new form of the novel appropriate for a new age. Republished essays include a discussion of the connections between Mrs. Dalloway and Toni Morrison's Sula, an exploration of the non-linear representations of time in the work, and a discussion of the historical situation that informed the novel.

5 review for Mrs. Dalloway

  1. 4 out of 5

    Matt

    Virginia Woolf probably wrote this to show how war could negatively effect one's psychological stability, and, in that respect, she most likely wanted to shed some light on mental diseases since she had problems of her own. Woolf suffered from terrible headaches and was either bipolar or manic depressive, so the book has a personal theme. A main theme in the book is time. The entire novel takes place in less than a day. It surrounds all the events of Clarissa and Septimus in that short period, a Virginia Woolf probably wrote this to show how war could negatively effect one's psychological stability, and, in that respect, she most likely wanted to shed some light on mental diseases since she had problems of her own. Woolf suffered from terrible headaches and was either bipolar or manic depressive, so the book has a personal theme. A main theme in the book is time. The entire novel takes place in less than a day. It surrounds all the events of Clarissa and Septimus in that short period, and most of the book's substance lies in thoughts rather than actions and the past rather than the present. I felt like the book showed how important just one day is and how much can really happen in that time even if it all seems so mundane. It seemed to portray a profundity of everyday thought, how the past influences us, and how the time we are around is just a minute part of the history of everything. Virginia Woolf wrote this narrative in a brand new style with a lot of interesting techniques. She uses stream of consciousness and often shifts perspective to really show a deep meaning in each event. Woolf's style is very effective because it packs a lot of meaning into a short time. I didn't really have strong feelings about this book one way or the other. It was an alright read, a good example of modernist literature, and good example of stream of consciousness. The fact that most of the important stuff is all the characters' thoughts attracted me to the book, but it almost felt like it was missing more action. I guess it might have something to do with my disinterest in middle aged women planning parties, but it was still worth reading.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Josh Boardman

    I liked it, but the stories didn't connect at all (that was the point! shout a mob of woolfies) and the passage of time was uneven. 15 minutes in the first 60 pages, then the remainder of the day in the rest. It actually really bothered me how the Septimus storyline made no splash whatsoever in the Dalloway side, but meh. The prose was obviously tight. I'll read another.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Patsy

  4. 5 out of 5

    Deirdre Allison

  5. 4 out of 5

    Diedre Becerra

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