The Originals : Mrs Dalloway (Unabridged Classics)
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ISBN: 9789353764746 Pages: 160 Size: Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Weight: 140 gm.
About The Book
It might be possible that the world itself is without meaning. Published in 1925, Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf is an incisive portrayal of a single day in the life of 51-year-old Clarissa Dalloway, the perfect high- society hostess, in post-World War I, England. As she prepares to host a party in the evening, she is flooded with memories of her youth in the countryside in Bourton, her choice of Richard Dalloway as husband over the intriguing and demanding Peter Walsh, amidst myriads of other things. A visit from Peter that morning reinforces Mrs Dallowayâ€™s pressing need to re-examine the trajectory that her internal and external lives have taken between the pull and push of the past and present, within a certain social structure. In October 2005, Mrs Dalloway, arguably Woolfâ€™s finest novel, was included on Timeâ€™s list of the 100 best English-language novels written since Time debuted in 1923.
About Virginia Woolf
25 January 1882, Virginia Woolf was one of the most influential modernist
20th-century English writers, notable for using stream of consciousness as a
literary technique in her works. While writing anonymous reviews for
journals, she resolved to 're-form' the novel by experimenting with dreams
and delirium. Her novel Melymbrosia, which she completed in 1912 was born out
of this determination. Recast and published in 1915 as The Voyage Out, it was
about a young woman's journey of selfdiscovery on her father's ship in South
America. Later, she modelled many of her characters on real-life associates
At the onset of 1924, the Woolfs moved their residence from the suburbs
back to Bloomsbury, where a relationship blossomed between the aristocratic
Vita Sackville-West and Virginia. With Sackville-West, she learned to face
her anxieties and overcome her nervous ailments. In fact, Orlando, a
fantastical biography is partly a portrait of Vita Sackville-West.
One of the most important chapters in her early life was the summer home
the family visited in St Ives, Cornwall, where she first beheld the Godrevy
Lighthouse. To the Lighthouse (1927) is, therefore, considered one of her
most autobiographical novels. Apart from her extremely popular extended
essay, 'A Room of One's Own' (1929), her other seminal works include-Mrs
Dalloway (1925), Orlando (1928) and The Waves (1931).
In 1941, Virginia Woolf drowned herself in a river, aged 59. Her last work,
Between the Acts, was posthumously published later that year.