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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.

Mrs. Dalloway was the first novel to split the atom. If the novel before Mrs. Dalloway aspired to immensities of scope and scale, to heroic journeys across vast landscapes, with Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf insisted that it could also locate the enormous within the everyday; that a life of errands and party-giving was every bit as viable a subject as any life lived anywhere; and that should any human act in any novel seem unimportant, it has merely been inadequately observed. The novel as an art form has not been the same since.

Mrs. Dalloway also contains some of the most beautiful, complex, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences ever written in English, and that alone would be reason enough to read it. It is one of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century.

--Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours

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A new edition of this classic title with newly researched and edited text which offers a fresh insight into Woolf's most popular works.

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ISBN:
9780192839701
Author:
WOOLF, VIRGINIA
Editor:
BRADSHAW, DAVID (PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, WORCESTER COLLEGE, OXFORD)
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS
Publication Date:
20000504
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
196 x 129 in.

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