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Mrs. Dalloway

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Mrs. Dalloway is a captivating novel that takes place during a single day in the life of protagonist Clarissa Dalloway. Virginia Woolf expertly interweaves the thoughts and perspectives of multiple characters, providing a rich and complex portrait of post-World War I British society.

The novel explores themes of memory, time, mental health, and the impact of social conventions on individuals’ lives. Woolf’s stream-of-consciousness writing style allows readers to delve deep into the internal lives of the characters, creating a sense of intimacy and empathy.

Despite its focus on a single day, Mrs. Dalloway covers a wide range of emotions and experiences, from moments of joy and connection to feelings of isolation and despair. The novel’s exploration of the complexities of human relationships and the passage of time makes it a timeless and thought-provoking read.

Overall, Mrs. Dalloway is a beautifully written and deeply moving novel that offers a profound meditation on the nature of existence and the human experience. Virginia Woolf’s masterful storytelling and keen insights into the human psyche make this a must-read for fans of literary fiction.

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"Mrs. Dalloway" recounts a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway in the middle of June 1923. Clarissa Dalloway is a high society London lady. On that day, she is hosting a party, meeting people, going to the park, and reflecting on her choices. Where would she have been if she married Peter Walsh and not Richard Dalloway? What if she would not invite this or that person to her party? Her feelings about Peter Walsh grow because on that particular day he returns from India to settle some affairs in London. Other people also reflect on their choices. Mr. Smith who cannot move on from the horrors he saw in battle, his Italian born wife, members of Clarissa's family and friends.
This book is considered a classic. It appears on many lists of best novels including the 100 best novels list by the Guardian. Indeed, some of the them are timeless and touch all of us. - Summary by Stav Nisser.

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