Virginia Woolf's stream-of-consciousness masterpiece follows Clarissa Dalloway through the course of a day as she prepares to host a party in the evening. The beautiful June day brings back memories from her happy schoolgirl years. She wonders about her choice of husband--was she wrong to have married reliable Richard Dalloway, refusing the exciting Peter Walsh, and what was the place of her schoolgirl love? The story travels back and forth in time, densely weaving the texture of an intelligent, upper class woman's life lived within the strictures of post-WW I England.
About the Author
Virginia Woolf is hailed as one of the great novelists of the twentieth century, widely regarded as an important figure in early Modernism. She experimented with stream-of-consciousness to illuminate her characters' interior lives, and was an acclaimed innovator in both the language and form of such works as" To The Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando and Jacob's Room."
"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