The Mrs. Dalloway Reader

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Fiction - 378 pages
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This first volume of its kind contains the complete text of and guide to Virginia Woolf's masterpiece, plus Mrs. Dalloway's Party and numerous journal entries and letters by Virginia Woolf relating to the book's genesis and writing. The distinguished novelist Francine Prose has selected these pieces as well as essays and appreciations, critical views, and commentary by writers famous and unknown. Now with additional scholarly commentary by Mark Hussey, professor of English at Pace University, this complete volume illuminates the creation of a celebrated story and the genius of its author.

Includes essays and commentary from:
Michael Cunningham
E. M. Forster
Margo Jefferson
James Wood
Mary Gordon
Elaine Showalter
Daniel Mendelsohn
Sigrid Nunez
Deborah Eisenberg
Elissa Schappell

 

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This was my first Virginia Woolf novel. It took me a while to get through it, but I'm glad I did. :) Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

This was my first Virginia Woolf novel. It took me a while to get through it, but I'm glad I did. :) Read full review

Contents

An Introduction to Mrs Dalloway
10
Selected Entries from the Diary of Virginia Woolf
89
The GardenParty
102
Unreal Loyalties
119
First Love
136
Not Afraid of Virginia Woolf
149
On Rereading Mrs Dalloway
166
That Sort of Woman
183
Contributors
373
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VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels, including Mrs. Dalloway, To The Lighthouse, and Orlando.


Francine Prose is the award-winning author of a dozen works of fiction. She is a director's fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers and lives in New York City.

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