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MRS DALLOWAY by Virginia Woolf

BBC Radio 4 this week begins a 10-part reading of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway. In today's blog, Sally Minogue looks at the Modernist context as Woolf conceived and wrote her fourth novel. Read it here

About the book: Virginia Woolf's singular technique in Mrs Dalloway heralds a break with the traditional novel form and reflects a genuine humanity and a concern with the experiences that both enrich and stultify existence.

Society hostess, Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party. Her thoughts and sensations on that one day, and the interior monologues of others whose lives are interwoven with hers gradually reveal the characters of the central protagonists. Clarissa's life is touched by tragedy as the events in her day run parallel to those of Septimus Warren Smith, whose madness escalates as his life draws toward inevitable suicide.

The delicate artistry and lyrical prose of Woolf’s fourth novel have established her as a writer of profound talent.

ISBN 9781853261916 R.R.P. £2.99

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    ROBERT BURNS
    Born this week in 1759
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  • If you don't know where you are going,
    any road will get you there.


    LEWIS CARROLL
    Born this week in 1832
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  • Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

    ANTON CHEKHOV
    Born this week in 1860
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  • I mean to do something grand. I don't know what,
    yet; but when I'm grown up I shall find out


    SUSAN COOLIDGE
    Born this week in 1835
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  • There remained in Leinster a king,
    who was remarkably fond of hearing stories


    JOSEPH JACOBS
    Died this week in 1916
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  • The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
    In a beautiful pea green boat...


    EDWARD LEAR
    Died this week in 1888
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    EDITH WHARTON
    Born this week in 1862
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    VIRGINIA WOOLF
    Born this week in 1882
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  • When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book
    and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.


    W.B. YEATS
    Died this week in 1939
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