Review of “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf

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It is difficult to write about my experience with Mrs. Dalloway. I loved the novel. I found it overwhelming, intoxicating. It is one of the most difficult yet rewarding reading experiences that I have had this year. I loved everything about it. I loved how Woolf’s intelligence and understanding of human nature bled through the pages. I loved the characters, and I loved learning about character’s through Woolf’s stream-of-consciousness technique. This novel is a study of character (and character development), and is an exploration of the aftermath of WWI on British culture. Although the war is not discussed in detail, it is evident that all characters (not just Septimus) are suffering from the horrors of WWI. By now, I have read both Mrs. Dalloway and The Waves, and I prefer Mrs. Dalloway. I think that The Waves is a true literary breakthrough/innovation, but there is something about Mrs. Dalloway that makes me want to call it her masterpiece. This is a book I will revisit over and over again.

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Vacation!

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Hello, everyone! I am currently on vacation so I will not be posting much (if at all). I’m trying to stay away from the internet and spend time with my family and my books. Anyway, here are the books I’m taking on my trip:

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Have any of you read any of these books? If so, what’d you think? I hope everyone has a great week!