Mrs. Dalloway - Broadview Edition

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551117231

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Mrs. Dalloway takes place on one day in the middle of June 1923. Its plot is seemingly thin: a middle-aged society hostess is having a party; she hopes the Prime Minister will attend; she reconnects with old friends from her youth. From these slimmest of premises a whole world unfolds. Of all of Virginia Woolf’s novels, it is Mrs. Dalloway that appears to speak most intimately to our own time. Selected contemporary reviews, both positive and negative, are included in the appendices of this edition, as are materials on the literary, political, medical, and educational contexts of the novel.

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199536007

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"Set on a hot London day in June 1923, Mrs Dalloway explores both the raw hold on the past and the brighter potential of the future The tragedy of the First World War is still a vivid presence, and the constraints of time and the freedom of the mind, the abuse of power and the force of loves, are themes that intertwine as the day unfolds. Clarissa Dallloway is the wife of an MP and an assured socialite, yet as she prepares for her party the links between her and the shell-shocked Septimus Warren Smith become ever more apparent."--Publisher description,

Mrs Dalloway

Roman

Author: Virginia Woolf,Sibylle Lewitscharoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717520320

Category:

Page: 381

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Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839701

Category: First loves

Page: 185

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Heralded as Woolf's greatest work of fiction, "Mrs. Dalloway" is not only a thorough rendering of a vivid human life, it is the outline on paper of human consciousness. In this vivid portrait of a single day in a woman's life, Clarissa Dalloway readies her house for friends and neighbors as she is is flooded with remembrances of faraway times.

In what sense is Mrs Dalloway a 'psychological' novel?

Literary Essay

Author: Christina Münzner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 364083738X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 6

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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, course: English Literature, language: English, abstract: In 'Mrs Dalloway', Virginia Woolf follows her characters' thoughts and feelings throughout one day in London in 1923. This day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway stretches far into her and others characters' past as certain memories always intermingle with their present experiences. Woolf is one of the key figures in modernist writing which puts great emphasis on the representation of the workings of the human mind. In 'Mrs Dalloway', Woolf tries to convey the characters' thoughts as accurately as possible for which she uses the technique known as stream of consciousness. The term was coined by William James in 'Principles of Psychology' (1890) to “denote the flow of inner experiences” (Cuddon 2000: 866). It attempts to depict the myriad thoughts and feelings that pass through the human mind. It was used, amongst others, by authors such as Marcel Proust in 'A la recherche du temps perdu' (1913-27) and James Joyce, who pushed the method to its limits of comprehensibility for the reader in 'Ulysses' (1922). This essay will concentrate on some of the aspects of the stream of consciousness applied in 'Mrs Dalloway' and its psychological impact on the novel as well as on the reader.

Mrs Dalloway (Collins Classics)

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007535317

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Methods of Characterisation in Woolf’s 'Mrs. Dalloway'

BA-thesis in literature

Author: Stella-Maria Stejskal

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640097556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 32

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 6.0 (CH), University of Bern, 25 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway is one of the great classics of literature that still manages to fascinate readers. I propose that the subtle strength of observation and the creation of its characters contribute to the strength and provide the main point of interest in this novel. According to Abbott, “one truism about narrative is that it is a way we have of knowing ourselves”. Abbott emphasises characters, as well as action, as being among the principle components within narrative. He goes even further by arguing that“ it’s only through narrative that we know ourselves as active entities that operate through time”. This paper will examine in detail the creation of characters with reference to Mrs Dalloway. There are however many more methods of characterisation that elaborate on those three fundamentals and in this paper I will describe which methods Virginia Woolf uses to craft Mrs. Dalloway. I will begin with an overview of the stream-of-consciousness and free-indirect- discourse methods and then, by closely analysing the literary text, show how Woolf uses this technique as a mode of characterisation. Memory as a technique of characterisation will then be discussed followed by an examination of characterisation through perception and perspective. These two aspects however are strongly linked to, and can therefore be considered a subcategory of, the method of free-indirect-discourse. Particular attention will be given to showing how the perception of London serves Woolf as a tool for characterisation. Finally I will investigate the role of foil characters.

Mrs Dalloway's Party

A Short Story Sequence

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139082

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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Written in the same period as Mrs Dalloway these seven short stories show the author's fascination with parties and with all the excitement, the fluctuations of mood and temper and the heightened emotions which surround these social occasions. Mrs Dalloway's Party is enchanting piece of work by one of our most acclaimed twentieth-century writers.

"The Great War" in ausgewählten Werken von Virginia Woolf

Author: Simone Kleuser

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640658205

Category:

Page: 78

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Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Englisch - Literatur, Werke, Note: 1,0, Bergische Universitat Wuppertal, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: "The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime" (Grey zitiert in Terraine 11). Mit dieser Ausserung kommentierte der britische Aussenminister Sir Edward Grey am 3. August 1914 im Aussenministerium die deutsche Kriegserklarung an Frankreich und prophezeite epochale Veranderungen, die sich durch den Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkrieges, den die Englander auch Great War nennen, in Europa ereignen wurden. In allen Krieg fuhrenden Landern fuhlten sich Schriftsteller dazu verpflichtet, die Kriegshandlungen ihrer Nation mit literarischen und kunstlerischen Mitteln zu unterstutzen. Die Briten waren in dieser Hinsicht den Deutschen voraus, denn schon am 2. September traf sich eine Reihe von Schriftstellern, unter anderem Robert Bridges, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling und H. G. Wells, in London, um die politische und literarische Kampagne fur die Regierungspolitik zu koordinieren (vgl. Mommsen 156). Besonders zu Beginn des Great War wurden zahlreiche patriotische Gedichte und Beitrage abgedruckt, die Ehre und Stolz ausdruckten und die Propagandamaschinerie des Ersten Weltkriegs unterstutzten. Alles das geschah mit der Intention, moglichst viele junge Manner fur den Kriegseinsatz zu gewinnen. Insbesondere Thomas Hardys "Song of the Soldiers" weckte Enthusiasmus, den Glauben an Englands Rechtschaffenheit und die Uberzeugung von Englands Sieg im Krieg: In our heart of hearts believing Victory crowns the just, And that braggarts must Surely bite the dust March we to the field ungrieving In our heart of hearts believing Victory crowns the just (Hardy zitiert in Ouditt 173). [...]"

Mrs Dalloway

By Virginia Woolf

Author: Julian Pattison,Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 88

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Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

Invisible Presences

Author: Molly Hoff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0979606675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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In this companion book to Mrs. Dalloway, Molly Hoff illuminates much that is hidden in Virginia Woolf's celebrated and often misunderstood novel. Mrs. Dalloway is brimming with references, both overt and subtle, to other works of literature, historical events, and goings-on in Woolf's ownlife. Invisible Presences serves, as Hoff states in her preface, "as a kind of reference manual for commentary on individual passages that may be of interest." Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences will doubtless provide a wealth of material to enrich lesson plans and syllabi for thosewho, as Hoff puts it, "profess literature." It however has its own beginning, middle, and end to guide any reader. Thus it serves as two books at once. It is hoped it will lead to a deep understanding of Mrs. Dalloway and Woolf's method in general.

The Servants of Desire in Virginia Woolf's Shorter Fiction

Author: Heather Levy

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433109409

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 220

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The Servants of Desire in Virginia Woolf’s Shorter Fiction proposes an insight into the ways in which Virginia Woolf engaged with the questions of how class influences working women’s occupation of private and public space and how material privilege or economic distress inhibits or encourages their likelihood of obtaining their intellectual, spiritual, and physical desires. This groundbreaking book uses class as the determining factor to assess how servants and working class women occupy private and public space and articulate or fail to realize their desires. Drawing upon published and unpublished holograph and typescript drafts of the shorter fiction in The Monks House Papers as well as the Berg Collection, this book examines Woolf’s oscillating patterns of elision, idealization, and contempt for the voices and desires of female servants, lesbians, gypsies, and other disenfranchised women. The Servants of Desire in Virginia Woolf’s Shorter Fiction also assesses how the portrayal of working class women in the shorter fiction becomes a vital template for the representation of working class women in Woolf’s novels and essays. This study of the cumulative portrayal of the working class woman in all of Virginia Woolf’s shorter fiction will also be compelling for anyone interested in social justice, especially for advocates of equality in gender/race/class/sexuality conflicts.

Word of Mouth

Body Language in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

Author: Patricia Moran,Patricia L. Moran

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813916750

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Word of Mouth focuses on the two most prominent women in British modernism, Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield. Both wrote with an extraordinary and sometimes celebratory self-consciousness about their status as "women writers." At odds with their explicit privileging of female difference, however, are patterns of imagery that demonstrate self-revulsion and self-hatred, the woman writer's rejection of herself. Patricia Moran points out that strategies of resistance and challenge are also strategies of repudiation and revulsion directed at female embodiment. Word of Mouth reevaluates Mansfield and Woolf, focusing on the figures of the anorexic and the hysteric and on the extensive imagery of eating, feeding, starvation, suffocation, flesh, and longing that permeates both fictional and nonfictional texts; it locates this writing within the overlapping frames of psychoanalytic theory, studies of women and eating disorders, and feminist work on women's anxiety of authorship.

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries,

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2806273382

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

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In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you! Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf is a masterpiece of English modernist literature. In this stylistically daring work, we follow two different yet similar characters for one day, as they walk the streets of London in the interwar period. A vivid painting of human nature, the condition of women and the personal disasters wreaked by war, this novel has topped reading lists for decades. Find out everything you need to know about Mrs Dalloway in just a few minutes! This practical and insightful reading guide includes: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. Shed new light on the very best of literature with BrightSummaries.com!

"Mrs Dalloway" in Love

Author: Mieke Schüller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638423786

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 25

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Seminar für Englische Philologie: Forschungs- und Lehrbereich Anglistik), course: Modern Fiction: "Ulysses" and "Mrs Dalloway", 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Mrs Dalloway,published in 1925, is widely accepted as a major work of 20thcentury English literature, because it introduced new stylistic approaches to writing and set basic aesthetic standards for the further development of literary modernism, thereby establishing Virginia Woolf as its leading female representative. Besides, the novel offers a subtle insight into the atmosphere in postwar London society, which was characterized by a feeling of overall destabilization and increasing isolation. Due to various causes, Great Britain’s political, economic, and social spheres had undergone fundamental changes during the previous decades: the rapidly increasing industrialization had completely transformed the working sphere, caused high unemployment rates and further fragmented class divisions, which culminated waves of political and social unrest; revolutionary findings in the natural and medical sciences put the traditional view of man into question and brought about a crisis of faith; beyond, the recent experience of the First World War and its aftermaths added considerably to an ‘atmosphere of gloom and doom’ in Great Britain. Altogether, the loss of belief into progress, the rise of scientific knowledge and the decay of traditional moral values resulted in a ‘disenchanted’ world view; the individual suffered from the growing atmosphere of coldness in society; he was “more isolated than ever before because he [could not] come in under an umbrella of common social forms, and thus escape from his sense of isolation” (Marder 64). Victorian guiding lines offered no adequate solutions for the demands of modern society anymore, and Virginia Woolf “was in accord with many of her contemporaries in rejecting Victorian values. The social code, she felt, had degenerated in most cases into mere formalism. She regarded Victorian morality as unrealistic and suspected those who professed it of hypocrisy” (Marder 47). Furthermore, her living at “a time when the hard-won victories of the suffragettes and women war workers were slowly being translated into law and affecting social attitudes” (Dowling 105) made her particularly interested in the emancipation’s cause, and in many of her essays and articles, Virginia Woolf questioned the traditional, socially constructed gender roles.