Mrs. Dalloway


Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Harcourt
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 296
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Emotions and thoughts of a woman, on the day she meets the man she loved, but did not marry.

Mrs. Dalloway


Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544535030
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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A special edition of the “moving, revolutionary” novel about one day in a woman’s life (Michael Cunningham)—with extensive notes from a renowned Woolf scholar. When we meet her, Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party preparation, though 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. It is a work of art that still inspires today, leading author Michael Cunningham, for example, to write his bestseller The Hours. As Cunningham explains: “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.” This edition, annotated and introduced by Bonnie Scott, offers notes on the text as well as invaluable critical analysis, and suggestions for further reading.

Mrs. Dalloway


Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156628709
Category: Fiction
Page: 194
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A poignant portrayal of the thoughts and events that comprise one day in a woman's life

The Mrs. Dalloway Reader


Author: Virginia Woolf,Francine Prose,Mark Hussey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156030151
Category: Fiction
Page: 378
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The complete text of Woolf's masterpiece "Mrs. Dalloway" is accompanied by Mrs. Dalloway's Party, journal entries and letters related to the book, and a collection of critical reviews, essays, and commentary by other writers.

Mrs Dalloway

By Virginia Woolf
Author: Julian Pattison,Virginia Woolf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 88
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Mrs. Dalloway - Broadview Edition


Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1551117231
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Mrs. Dalloway takes place on one day in the middle of June 1923. Its plot is seemingly thin: a middle-aged society hostess is having a party; she hopes the Prime Minister will attend; she reconnects with old friends from her youth. From these slimmest of premises a whole world unfolds. Of all of Virginia Woolf’s novels, it is Mrs. Dalloway that appears to speak most intimately to our own time. Selected contemporary reviews, both positive and negative, are included in the appendices of this edition, as are materials on the literary, political, medical, and educational contexts of the novel.

Mrs Dalloway


Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191609064
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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'Fear no more the heat of the sun.' Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf's fourth novel, offers the reader an impression of a single June day in London in 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, the wife of a Conservative member of parliament, is preparing to give an evening party, while the shell-shocked Septimus Warren Smith hears the birds in Regent's Park chattering in Greek. There seems to be nothing, except perhaps London, to link Clarissa and Septimus. She is middle-aged and prosperous, with a sheltered happy life behind her; Smith is young, poor, and driven to hatred of himself and the whole human race. Yet both share a terror of existence, and sense the pull of death. The world of Mrs Dalloway is evoked in Woolf's famous stream of consciousness style, in a lyrical and haunting language which has made this, from its publication in 1925, one of her most popular novels. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Mrs. Dalloway

mapping streams of consciousness
Author: David Dowling
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 151
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Places the novel in the context of its times, discusses its style, characters, and themes, and describes its role in the development of the techniques of stream-of-consciousness writing

Mrs. Dalloway's Party

A Short Story Sequence
Author: Virginia Woolf,Stella McNichol
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156029322
Category: Fiction
Page: 80
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Seven short stories continue or extend Virginia Woolf's ideas about the party created by Mrs. Dalloway in her landmark 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway. Reprint.

A Study Guide for Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway"


Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410353206
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 22
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A Study Guide for Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Mrs Dalloway


Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907523656
Category: Fiction
Page: 120
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Hogarth Press, 1925.

Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway

Stories of the Inspiration Behind Great Works of Literature
Author: Celia Blue Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101544589
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Every great book begins with an idea, whether it comes to a writer's mind with lightning speed or tugs at the imagination over time. Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway offers stories of the inspiration behind fifty classic works, from The Sound and the Fury, Jane Eyre, and Frankenstein to Anna Karenina, The Bell Jar, and Winnie-the-Pooh. Gabriel García Márquez was driving to Acapulco with his family when he slammed on the brakes, turned the car around, and insisted they abandon their trip so he could return home to write. He had good reason to cut the trip short-a childhood memory of touching ice had suddenly sparked the first line to a novel that would become his most famous work, One Hundred Years of Solitude. C. S. Lewis, on the other hand, spent decades pondering the scene that inspired The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. When Lewis was sixteen, he had a peculiar daydream: a faun carried a bundle of parcels and an umbrella through snow-covered woods. Lewis was almost forty when he decided to write a novel that grew around the vision. In Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway, you'll discover who Edgar Allan Poe's raven really belonged to, whether Jane Austen's heartthrob Mr. Darcy actually existed, who got into mischief with a young Mark Twain, and what the real Sherlock Holmes did for a living. These delightful stories reveal the often unknown reasons our literary heroes put quill to parchment, pen to paper, or finger to keyboard to write some of the world's best-loved books.

Mrs. Dalloway: Modern Fiction in a Modern World


Author: Marcio Hemerique Pereira
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640670574
Category:
Page: 24
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Scientific Essay from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 8 - A, University of Minho (Arts and Humanities), course: MA in English Studies, language: English, abstract: The present essay is an analysis of the novel Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. The novel will be analyzed through a modernist and postmodernist perspective. The presentation of the essay will raise issues and questions regarding the status of representation and issues of the self in the view of Mrs. Dalloway which we will be looking at, closely, through the lens of the modern fiction.

Mrs. Dalloway


Author: Richard J. Lane
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787652425
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 160
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"Gale Study Guides to Great Literature is a unique reference line composed of three series: "Literary Masters, Literary Masterpieces and "Literary Topics. Convenient, comprehensive and targeted toward current coursework, these guides place authors, titles and topics into context for high school and college students as well as general researchers. Each "Literary Masters volume introduces a significant author, covering basic biographical information. The related "Literary Masterpieces volume explores a major title from this author's works in detail. Finally, the "Literary Topics volume places the author and work within a relevant literary movement or genre.

CliffsNotes on Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway


Author: Gary K Carey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544182847
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 60
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Mrs. Dalloway, you explore one of Virginia Woolf’s greatest works, which is about life, love, friendship, and acceptance. Here, you meet Clarissa Dalloway as she’s preparing for a party she will host that evening; and Septimus Smith, a shell-shocked war veteran struggling with the aftereffects of going to battle. This study guide carefully walks you through every step of a day in the life of Clarissa and Septimus by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Virginia Woolf, and gain insight into how she came to write Mrs. Dalloway. Other features that help you study include A list of characters Character analyses of Clarissa and Septimus A review section that tests your knowledge A bibliography for more study Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

In what sense is Mrs Dalloway a 'psychological' novel?

Literary Essay
Author: Christina Münzner
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 364083738X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 6
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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, course: English Literature, language: English, abstract: In 'Mrs Dalloway', Virginia Woolf follows her characters' thoughts and feelings throughout one day in London in 1923. This day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway stretches far into her and others characters' past as certain memories always intermingle with their present experiences. Woolf is one of the key figures in modernist writing which puts great emphasis on the representation of the workings of the human mind. In 'Mrs Dalloway', Woolf tries to convey the characters' thoughts as accurately as possible for which she uses the technique known as stream of consciousness. The term was coined by William James in 'Principles of Psychology' (1890) to “denote the flow of inner experiences” (Cuddon 2000: 866). It attempts to depict the myriad thoughts and feelings that pass through the human mind. It was used, amongst others, by authors such as Marcel Proust in 'A la recherche du temps perdu' (1913-27) and James Joyce, who pushed the method to its limits of comprehensibility for the reader in 'Ulysses' (1922). This essay will concentrate on some of the aspects of the stream of consciousness applied in 'Mrs Dalloway' and its psychological impact on the novel as well as on the reader.

Methods of Characterisation in Woolf’s 'Mrs. Dalloway'

BA-thesis in literature
Author: Stella-Maria Stejskal
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640097556
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 32
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 6.0 (CH), University of Bern, 25 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway is one of the great classics of literature that still manages to fascinate readers. I propose that the subtle strength of observation and the creation of its characters contribute to the strength and provide the main point of interest in this novel. According to Abbott, “one truism about narrative is that it is a way we have of knowing ourselves”. Abbott emphasises characters, as well as action, as being among the principle components within narrative. He goes even further by arguing that“ it’s only through narrative that we know ourselves as active entities that operate through time”. This paper will examine in detail the creation of characters with reference to Mrs Dalloway. There are however many more methods of characterisation that elaborate on those three fundamentals and in this paper I will describe which methods Virginia Woolf uses to craft Mrs. Dalloway. I will begin with an overview of the stream-of-consciousness and free-indirect- discourse methods and then, by closely analysing the literary text, show how Woolf uses this technique as a mode of characterisation. Memory as a technique of characterisation will then be discussed followed by an examination of characterisation through perception and perspective. These two aspects however are strongly linked to, and can therefore be considered a subcategory of, the method of free-indirect-discourse. Particular attention will be given to showing how the perception of London serves Woolf as a tool for characterisation. Finally I will investigate the role of foil characters.