Mrs. Dalloway

Virginia Woolf, 1882-1941

Book - 2021

""Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself." It's one of the most famous opening lines in literature, that of Virginia Woolf's beloved masterpiece of time, memory, and the city. In the wake of World War I and the 1918 flu pandemic, Clarissa Dalloway, elegant and vivacious, is preparing for a party and remembering those she once loved. In another part of London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell- shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax. In this engulfing portrait of one day in a woman's life, in which she perfects the interior monologue and recapitulates the life cycle in the hours of the day, from first light t...o the dark of night, Woolf achieves an uncanny simulacrum of consciousness, bringing past, present, and future together, and recording, impression by impression, minute by minute, the feel of life itself. This edition is collated from all known proofs, manuscripts, and impressions to reflect the author's intentions, and includes a catalog of emendations, a stirringly personal foreword by bestselling novelist Jenny Offill, an illuminating introduction and endnotes by the distinguished feminist critic Elaine Showalter, and a map of Mrs. Dalloway's London"--

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Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
[New York] : Penguin Books 2021.
Main Author
Virginia Woolf, 1882-1941 (author)
Other Authors
Jenny Offill, 1968- (writer of foreword), Elaine Showalter (writer of introduction)
Penguin Classics deluxe edition
Item Description
"First published in Great Britain by The Hogarth Press 1925. Annotated edition published in Penguin Books (UK) 1992. This edition with a foreword by Jenny Offill published in Penguin Books (USA) 2021"--title page verso.
Physical Description
lvii, 179 pages : map ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
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