Mrs DallowayWoolf, Virginia
It is a summer's day in London and Clarissa Dalloway, fashionable and wealthy society hostess, prepares for a party. Woolf captures the inner world of Mrs Dalloway and of those whose lives are interwoven with hers, including that of shell-shocked WWI veteran, Septimus Smith.
Comments from GroupsA beautiful book which we all enjoyed. Endless discussion. Timaru 013 We all agreed that it was very difficult reading a novel written in the old style ie/ many words used when one would suffice. Only half of the group managed to complete the book, but those who did really enjoyed it. Auckland 293 In the main, our group found this an interesting book, and it provided a wealth of material for discussion. There was a general feeling that, taken in small bits, it was more easily absorbed as there is a wealth of descriptive language. A second reading would be quite worthwhile. Christchurch 010 We all really loved the language, and the clever way of showing a character's mental processes. Big round of applause! Wellington 066 This was a little 'wordy' for some of our readers. We enjoyed reading about Virginia Woolf in the notes; she certainly mixed with important people in the literary world. Gisborne 002