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The Mrs. Dalloway Reader by Virginia Woolf
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The Mrs. Dalloway Reader (original 2003; edition 2003)

by Virginia Woolf

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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… (more)
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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. :) ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
This was my first Virginia Woolf novel. It took me a while to get through it, but I'm glad I did. :) ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
In Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf captures a woman’s joys and frustrations in a single day by revealing her thought processes. Although some other character’s thoughts are captured as well, it was Clarissa Dalloway that I related to.

thoughts on first read

I believe Woolf is an acquired tasted, and she is meant to be read slowly, ponderously. She is meant to be reread. No, she’s not for everyone.

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  rebeccareid | Jul 19, 2011 |
A pairing, that of Virginia Woolf--who elevated literature to new heights with her glimmeringly beautiful prose and acute renderings of human consciousness but whose life has become the stuff of myth and speculation--and Francine Prose, a novelist and scholar of the creative process and women's lives. Prose's incisive introduction is worth the price of admission to this well-conceived study of the evolution and impact of Woolf's revolutionary novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Prose neatly characterizes what exactly Woolf achieves in this masterpiece, invaluable commentary that paves the way for Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway's Party, the sequence of seven stories that seeded the novel, and relevant entries from Woolf's diaries. Prose wisely includes the short story "The Garden Party," by Katherine Mansfield, the only writer Woolf envied, and presents a set of suitably eloquent critical essays by the likes of Michael Cunningham, Margo Jefferson, Mary Gordon, James Woods, and Sigrid Nunez. And then there's the jewel in question, Mrs. Dalloway itself, which completes this reader.
  antimuzak | Feb 25, 2007 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Woolf, VirginiaAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Prose, FrancineEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Cunningham, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eisenberg, DeborahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Forster, E.M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gordon, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jefferson, MargoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mansfield, KatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mendelsohn, DanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nunez, SigridContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schappell, ElissaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Showalter, ElaineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wood, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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