Mrs Dalloway
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Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

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Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Clarissa Dalloway is a woman of high-society – vivacious, hospitable and sociable on the surface, yet underneath troubled and dissatisfied with her life in post-war Britain. This disillusionment is an emotion that bubbles under the surface of all of Woolf's characters in Mrs Dalloway. Clarissa Dalloway is a woman of high-society – vivacious, hospitable and sociable on the surface, yet underneath troubled and dissatisfied with her life in post-war Britain. This disillusionment is an emotion that bubbles under the surface of all of Woolf' s characters in Mrs Dalloway. Centred around one day in June where Clarissa is preparing for and holding a party, her interior monologue mingles with those of the other central characters in a stream of consciousness, entwining, yet never actually overriding the pervading sense of isolation that haunts each person. Centred around one day in June where Clarissa is preparing for and holding a party, her interior monologue mingles with those of the other central characters in a stream of consciousness, entwining, yet never actually overriding the pervading sense of isolation that haunts each person. One of Virginia Woolf's most accomplished novels, Mrs Dalloway is widely regarded as one of the most revolutionary works of the 20th century in its style and the themes that it tackles. The sense that Clarissa has married the wrong person, her past love for another female friend and the death of an intended party guest all serve to amplify this stultifying existence. One of Virginia Woolf' s most accomplished novels, Mrs Dalloway is widely regarded as one of the most revolutionary works of the 20th century in its style and the themes that it tackles. The sense that Clarissa has married the wrong person, her past love for another female friend and the death of an intended party guest all serve to amplify this stultifying existence.

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Year
2013
ISBN
9780007535316
Subtopic
Classics

CLASSIC LITERATURE: WORDS AND PHRASES
adapted from the Collins English Dictionary

Accoucheur NOUN a male midwife or doctor
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I think my sister must have had some general idea that I was a young offender whom an Accoucheur Policemen had taken up (on my birthday) and delivered over to her (Great Expectations by Charles Dickens)
addled ADJ confused and unable to think properly
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But she counted and counted till she got that addled (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain)
admiration NOUN amazement or wonder
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lifting up his hands and eyes by way of admiration (Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift)
afeard ADJ afeard means afraid
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shake it–and don’t be afeard (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain)
affected VERB affected means to assume the appearance of
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Hadst thou affected sweet divinity (Doctor Faustus 5.2 by Christopher Marlowe)
aground ADV when a boat runs aground, it touches the ground in a shallow part of the water and gets stuck
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what kep’ you?–boat get aground? (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain)
ague NOUN a fever in which the patient has alternate hot and cold shivering fits
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his exposure to the wet and cold had brought on fever and ague (Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens)
alchemy ADJ false or worthless
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all wealth alchemy (The Sun Rising by John Donne)
all alike PHRASE the same all the time
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Love, all alike (The Sun Rising by John Donne)
alow and aloft PHRASE alow means in the lower part or bottom, and aloft means on the top, so alow and aloft means on the top and in the bottom or throughout
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Someone’s turned the chest out alow and aloft (Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson)
ambuscade NOUN ambuscade is not a proper word. Tom means an ambush, which is when a group of people attack their enemies, after hiding and waiting for them
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and so we would lie in ambuscade, as he called it (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain)
amiable ADJ likeable or pleasant
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Such amiable qualities must speak for themselves (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
amulet NOUN an amulet is a charm thought to drive away evil spirits.
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uttered phrases at once occult and familiar, like the amulet worn on the heart (Silas Marner by George Eliot)
amusement NOUN here amusement means a strange and disturbing puzzle
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this was an amusement the other way (Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe)
ancient NOUN an ancient was the flag displayed on a ship to show which country it belongs to. It is also called the ensign
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her ancient and pendants out (Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe)
antic ADJ here antic means horrible or grotesque
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armed and dressed after a very antic manner (Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift)
antics NOUN antics is an old word meaning clowns, or people who do silly things to make other people laugh
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And point like antics at his triple crown (Doctor Faustus 3.2 by Christopher Marlowe)
appanage NOUN an appa...

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Citation styles for Mrs Dalloway
APA 6 Citation
Woolf, V. (2013). Mrs Dalloway ([edition unavailable]). HarperCollins Publishers. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/671191/mrs-dalloway-pdf (Original work published 2013)
Chicago Citation
Woolf, Virginia. (2013) 2013. Mrs Dalloway. [Edition unavailable]. HarperCollins Publishers. https://www.perlego.com/book/671191/mrs-dalloway-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Woolf, V. (2013) Mrs Dalloway. [edition unavailable]. HarperCollins Publishers. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/671191/mrs-dalloway-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs Dalloway. [edition unavailable]. HarperCollins Publishers, 2013. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.