Mrs Dalloway (1925) is probably the most accessible of Virginia Woolf's great novels. A day in the life of a London society hostess is used as the structure for her experiments in multiple points of view. The themes she explores are the nature of personal identity; memory and consciousness; the passage of time; and the tensions between the forces of Life and Death. The novel abandons conventional notions of plot in favour of a mosaic of events.
She gives a very lyrical response to the fundamental question, 'What is it like to be alive?' And her answer is a sensuous expression of metropolitan existence. The novel also features ...Read more >>