Mrs Dalloway (Essential Penguin)

3.77 avg rating
( 146,568 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780140282542: Mrs Dalloway (Essential Penguin)

Clarissa Dalloway is the elegant, vivacious wife of a Member of Parliament. On a hot summer's day in London at the end of the First World War, she is preparing for a party that evening - her old lover, Peter Walsh, has just returned from India.

In another part of London, Septimus Warren Smith is going mad with shell-shock.

In prose of astonishing beauty, Virginia Woolf explores how other people live, love and hate and records, through the events of one day, impression by impression and minute by minute, the feel of life itself.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Clarissa Dalloway is civilised--without the ostentation of a socialite, but with enough distinction to attract them to her parties. She finds excess offensive, but surrounds herself with the highest quality and has an abhorrence for anything ugly or awkward. Mrs. Dalloway is as much a character study as it is a commentary on the ills and benefits society gleans from class. Through Virginia Woolf, we spend a day with Clarissa as she interacts with servants, her children, her husband, and even an ex-lover. As she plans and executes one of her celebrated parties, she reveals inner machinations incongruous with her class-defined behaviors, that ultimately enable her to transcend them.

Review:

"Virginia Woolf stands as the chief figure of Modernism in England, and must be included with Joyce and Proust in the realizaztion of experimental acheivements that has completely broken with tradition."-- The New York Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

WOOLF. Virginia
Published by Penguin (1996)
ISBN 10: 0140282548 ISBN 13: 9780140282542
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
BLACK FIVE BOOKS - NBR No. 2266942
(Shrewsbury, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 1996. Book Condition: New. 198 pages pb. Fine. New. Unread Penguin Popular Classics. Bookseller Inventory # 10630

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Woolf, Virginia
Published by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (1999)
ISBN 10: 0140282548 ISBN 13: 9780140282542
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140282548

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
30.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.20
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds