This new edition of one of Virginia Woolf's most celebrated novels features
an introduction by Michael Cunningham, acclaimed bestselling author of The
Hours. Mrs. Dalloway chronicles a June day in the life of Clarissa
Dalloway-a day that is taken up with running minor errands in preparation
for a party and that is punctuated, toward the end, by the death of a young
man she has never met. In giving an apparently ordinary day such immense
resonance and significance-infusing it with the elemental conflict between
death and life-Virginia Woolf triumphantly discovers her distinctive style
as a novelist. Originally published in 1925, Mrs. Dalloway is Woolf's first
complete rendering of what she described as the luminous envelope of
consciousness: a dazzling display of the mind's inside as it plays over the
brilliant surface and darker depths of reality. This edition uses the text
of the original British publication of Mrs. Dalloway, which includes
changes Woolf made that never appeared in the first or subsequent American

Virginia Woolf—Mrs. Dalloway

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