“Mrs. Dalloway is one of my favourite books of all time and I think the most accessible of Woolf’s novels. It takes place over a single day when Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and she thinks about her life as it is, was and what she thinks it will be. You will feel exhilarated after reading this.” Sinead
‘She always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day.’
On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax.
Here, Virginia Woolf perfected the interior monologue and the novel’s lyricism and accessibility have made it one of her most popular works.