Elpis Hemingway

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Mrs Dalloway (Wordsworth Classics) by Virginia Woolf
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
I loved this book, but have limited it to 4 stars because my appreciation may be partly that it begins with Clarissa Dalloway stepping across Victoria Street and walking to St James's park, which I do regularly and got me excited from the outset. However, I don't think it is that alone that made her seem so real. I do not particularly like the main character, but Woolf's writing makes you want to work her out; why she behaves as she does and made the past decisions she did. The stream of consciousness style in some sections does hurt your head a little, but she is using it to describe madness and doing so very effectively, and never goes on for so long that you simply want to give up… Read more

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