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.

Die Rolle der Vergangenheit für die Hauptcharaktere in Virginia Woolfs Mrs Dalloway

Author: Michaela Müller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640521471

Category:

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2001 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,0, Universitat zu Koln (Englisches Seminar), Veranstaltung: Proseminar Virginia Woolf, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Virginia Woolf benutzt in Mrs Dalloway verschiedene Fokalisierer, um die Gedanken der betreffenden Personen darzustellen. Clarissa Dalloway, Septimus Warren Smith und Peter Walsh werden dazu besonders haufig herangezogen. Ihre Gedanken schweifen dabei immer wieder in die Vergangenheit zuruck. Die vorliegende Arbeit versucht zu zeigen, dass diese Charaktere durch ihre Vergangenheit besonders gepragt worden sind und sie ihr Leben in der Gegenwart vollig nach den Erlebnissen der Vergangenheit ausrichten. Auch sollen die Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der Erlebnisse, die die Charaktere beeinflussen, hervorgehoben werden, die bei Clarissa zu einer Lebensbejahung, bei Septimus zum Selbstmord und bei Peter dazu fuhren, dass sein ganzes Leben als Fehler angesehen wird."

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191609064

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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'Fear no more the heat of the sun.' Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf's fourth novel, offers the reader an impression of a single June day in London in 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, the wife of a Conservative member of parliament, is preparing to give an evening party, while the shell-shocked Septimus Warren Smith hears the birds in Regent's Park chattering in Greek. There seems to be nothing, except perhaps London, to link Clarissa and Septimus. She is middle-aged and prosperous, with a sheltered happy life behind her; Smith is young, poor, and driven to hatred of himself and the whole human race. Yet both share a terror of existence, and sense the pull of death. The world of Mrs Dalloway is evoked in Woolf's famous stream of consciousness style, in a lyrical and haunting language which has made this, from its publication in 1925, one of her most popular novels. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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.

The Voyage Out (1915)

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732664635

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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Reproduktion des Originals: The Voyage Out (1915) von Virginia Woolf

A Study Guide for Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410353206

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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A Study Guide for Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

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.

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

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.

Die Stunden

Roman

Author: Michael Cunningham

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641146909

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Ein Tag im Leben dreier Frauen: Clarissa Vaughan spaziert an einem strahlenden Junimorgen durch die Straßen von New York. Es ist das pulsierende New York der späten neunziger Jahre. Clarissa will Blumen für eine Party besorgen, die sie an diesem Abend für ihren aidskranken Freund Richard geben will, der soeben einen bedeutenden Literaturpreis erhalten hat. Sie kennen sich seit Jahrzehnten, für kurze Zeit waren sie auch ein Paar. Richard gab ihr den Spitznamen Mrs. Dalloway, weil sie ihn an die Heldin aus Virginia Woolfs gleichnamigen Roman erinnert. Laura Brown ist mit einem Kriegsveteranen verheiratet, der rührend um sie bemüht ist, ihr kleiner Sohn liebt sie abgöttisch, sie ist zum zweitenmal schwanger. Doch das Hausfrauenleben in einem Vorort von Los Angeles erdrückt sie. An einem Tag im Jahr 1949 flieht sie vor den alltäglichen Pflichten, mietet sich ein Zimmer in einem Hotel und liest fasziniert "Mrs. Dalloway". Virginia Woolf ringt im Jahr 1923 um den Anfang ihres neuen Romans, dem sie den Arbeitstitel "The Hours" (Die Stunden) gegeben hat und der einmal "Mrs. Dalloway" heißen wird. Sie hat Kopfschmerzen und hört Stimmen, und sie vermisst die Großstadt, obwohl sie weiß, dass ihr der Rückzug aufs Land nach Richmond gut tut. Fast steigt sie in den Zug nach London, nur fast, denn nun schreibt sie den ersten Satz: "Mrs. Dalloway sagte, sie wolle die Blumen selber kaufen." In seinem überwältigend schönen und bewegenden Roman schildert Michael Cunningham einen Tag im Leben dieser drei Frauen. Von Virginia Woolfs Leben und Werk inspiriert, schafft er eine ganz eigene Welt, die sich um die Möglichkeiten von Freundschaft und Liebe dreht, um das Auffangen von Scheitern und Lebensüberdruss und um eine Gemeinschaft jenseits von Leben und Tod: der Literatur.

The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf

Author: Susan Sellers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521896940

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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A revised and fully updated edition, featuring five new chapters reflecting recent scholarship on Woolf.

Mrs. Dalloway: Special Edition

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781987401677

Category:

Page: 276

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Mrs Dalloway is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway in post-World War I England. Mrs Dalloway continues to be one of Woolf's best-known novels. Created from two short stories, Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street and the unfinished The Prime Minister, the novel's story is of Clarissa's preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess. With the interior perspective of the novel, the story travels forwards and back in time, and in and out of the characters' minds, to construct a complete image of Clarissa's life and of the inter-war social structure.We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway" - Gender Performativity in the Form of Stream of Consciousness

Author: Anh Thu Nguyen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656221982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 14

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"Not that she thought herself clever, or much out of the ordinary. [...] She knew nothing; no language; she scarcely read a book now, [...] and she would not say of Peter, she would not say of herself, I am this, I am that.” There is probably no sentence in Mrs. Dalloway that could grasp the idea of Judith Butler's gender performativity more appropriately than the one stated above. Clarissa Dalloway, apparently the protagonist of the novel at hand, is considered to be a reputable English woman of the upper class at the beginning of the 20th century – at least this is explicitly claimed by her ex-lover Peter Walsh. In fact, how Clarissa perceives herself and to what extent she is involved in creating her own gender identity will be the object of study in this paper. Therefore, the category gender and the concept of gender performativity will provide the tools for analysing this field between the poles of thoughts and performance. For when Clarissa constitutes a gender identity, she must be doing this “through a stylized repetition of acts”, which only emphasises that gender identity is nothing more than a social construct. Thus, she is ever searching for her real identity. In addition to that, the form of the novel will thoroughly provide information on the character's thoughts: By the predominant use of the narrative technique of erlebte Rede / Free Indirect Discourse, Virginia Woolf invites the reader to participate in the character's stream of consciousness, as far as this is possible at all. Given that exception, the reason to combine these distinct concepts is quite obvious: Performance does not always correlate with the mind or consciousness, particularly not in this novel, since it deals - roughly speaking – with a day in a life of woman whose overly complex character is presented. Therefore, this particular form of the novel should only serve as a guide to detect Clarissa's inner thoughts rather than to paying too much attention to different techniques. On this basis, the aim of this paper is to show why Clarissa Dalloway acts in a certain way and how this is in contrast with her actual consciousness, for she ostensibly “would not say of herself, I am this, I am that.”

Mrs Dalloway

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907523656

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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Reprint. Originally published: London: Hogarth Press, 1925.