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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Monday, September 10th, 2007
Posted in Reviews by Joel Gross

I just finished reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Mrs. Dalloway is all about one day in a woman’s life in late 1800s London. She is an upper-class woman about to throw a party that evening and much of the story involves her interactions with people and those people’s interactions with other and the intertwinings of their lives.

Mrs. Dalloway is an interesting book because of Virginia Woolf’s incredible wordsmithing abilities. She can vividly describe a scene and the feelings of the characters involved and deftly jump back and forth between them to fully portray what occurs. The themes involve the passage of time and it’s effect on the characters as well as the issues of isolation that arose in Victorian society.

I don’t think I’d recommend it to read for enjoyment. The plot is slow and not that engaging.

2 thoughts on “Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

  1. My god, you must be bored or lonely. You are producing blog posts at the rate of nearly 3 a day, compared to a former rate of 1 per 3 days. Come visit me and my wifey- we will cook for you! Then you can give everyone who is interested in your life a break, to help refresh their curiosity.

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