Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway
Goodreads3.8 / 5

Mrs. Dalloway

Written by Virgina Woolf
Published by Houghton Mifflin
Prices as of Sep 30

What's Mrs. Dalloway About

Publisher Summary

Heralded as Virginia Woolf’s greatest novel, this is a vivid portrait of a single day in a woman’s life. When we meet her, Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party preparation while in her mind she is something much more than a perfect society hostess. As she readies her house, she is flooded with remembrances of faraway times. And, met with the realities of the present, Clarissa reexamines the choices that brought her there, hesitantly looking ahead to the unfamiliar work of growing old. “Mrs. Dalloway was the first novel to split the atom. If the novel before Mrs. Dalloway aspired to immensities of scope and scale, to heroic journeys across vast landscapes, with Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf insisted that it could also locate the enormous within the everyday; that a life of errands and party-giving was every bit as viable a subject as any life lived anywhere; and that should any human act in any novel seem unimportant, it has merely been inadequately observed. The novel as an art form has not been the same since. “Mrs. Dalloway also contains some of the most beautiful, complex, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences ever written in English, and that alone would be reason enough to read it. It is one of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century.” –Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours

What Kind of Book is Mrs. Dalloway

Primarily about

Locations

Reviews

    Book Lists That Include Mrs. Dalloway

    The Creative Behind the Book

    What Has Virgina Woolf Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! You should let Virgina Woolf know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    Other Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked Mrs. Dalloway

      All Quiet on the Western Front
      Erich Maria Remarque
      Carrie
      Stephen King
      The Haunting of Hill House
      Shirley Jackson
      The Shack
      William Paul Young
      View more

    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780151009985
    Publication Date
    October 28, 2002
    Page Count
    216
    Words Per Page
    294
    Audience
    Adult
    Reading Age
    18 - 99 years
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    51759774
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0151009988
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~1052L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~Y
    ATOS® Book Level
    7.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    11
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    74683
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    UG

    Contribute to this page

    Core Score - 66%

    Making good progress . . .

    Depth Score - 9%

    Just the barebones.

    Improve this page

    Are you the author or illustrator? Claim your book.

    Top Contributors
    01
    @elainer
    22

    Bookroo

    Book Clubs

    Follow Bookroo