Coverart for item
The Resource Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf ; foreword by Maureen Howard

Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf ; foreword by Maureen Howard

Label
Mrs. Dalloway
Title
Mrs. Dalloway
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Woolf ; foreword by Maureen Howard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." --web
Summary
During one day of arranging for her party Mrs. Dalloway remembers her youth, considers the crushing effects of the Great War, and reexamines her marriage
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
063522
Cataloging source
IF9
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1882-1941
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woolf, Virginia
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
940
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married women
  • Women
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf ; foreword by Maureen Howard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Harvest book."
Control code
ocm51759774
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 197 p.
Isbn
9780151009985
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)51759774
Label
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf ; foreword by Maureen Howard
Publication
Note
"A Harvest book."
Control code
ocm51759774
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 197 p.
Isbn
9780151009985
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)51759774

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
Processing Feedback ...