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    Mrs Dalloway (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Virginia Woolf, Edited by Stella McNichol, Introduction by Elaine Showalter, Notes by Elaine Showalter

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    DescriptionElegantly interweaving her characters' complex inner lives in an unbroken stream of consciousness, Virginia Woolf's "Mrs Dalloway" continues to enthral readers with its exploration of the human experience; of time, space, madness and regret. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited by Stella McNichol with an introduction and notes by Elaine Showalter. Past, present and future are brought together one momentous June day in 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, elegant and vivacious, is preparing for a party while reminiscing about her childhood romance with Peter Walsh, and dwelling on her daughter Elizabeth's rapidly-approaching adulthood. In another part of London, war veteran Septimus Smith is shell-shocked and on the brink of madness, slowly spiralling towards self-annihilation. Their experiences mingling, yet never quite meeting, Virginia Woolf masterfully portrays a serendipitous unity of inner lives, converging as the party reaches its glittering climax. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of "The Bloomsbury Group". This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from "Mrs Dalloway" (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel "The Waves" (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive "Orlando" (1928) and "A Room of One's Own" (1929) a passionate feminist essay. If you enjoyed "Mrs Dalloway", you might like James Joyce's "Ulysses", also available in "Penguin Classics". "The book's celebrated stream of consciousness is one of the few genuine innovations in the history of the novel." ("New Yorker").


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    Title
    Mrs Dalloway
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Virginia Woolf, Edited by Stella McNichol, Introduction by Elaine Showalter, Notes by Elaine Showalter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 213 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141182490
    ISBN 10: 0141182490
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FC
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
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    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 May 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is now recognised as a major 20th century author, a great novelist and essayist, and a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist. Elaine Showalter is Professor of English at Princeton University and a prominent feminist literary critic. Stella McNichol has written on, and edited, Woolf's novels. Julia Briggs is General Editor for the works of Virginia Woolf in Penguin.
    Review quote
    "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