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Mrs Dalloway
Virginia Woolf, 1925
WOOLF, Virginia (1882-1941). Mrs Dalloway. London: the Hogarth Press, 1925.

First edition of Woolf's modernist masterpiece in the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. Set in London on a single day in June, Woolf’s use of the stream of consciousness method allowed the narrative to be told from a range of perspectives, from the eponymous Clarissa Dalloway, wife of a Conservative MP, to the young veteran Septimus Smith, who is suffering with the mental effects of the war. During her composition of the novel’s various drafts, Woolf described her confidence and satisfaction with her burgeoning style: “There’s no doubt in my mind that I have found out how to begin (at 40) to say something in my own voice.” Kirkpatrick A9a.

Octavo. (Internally a hint of brown). Original cloth (endpapers browned); pictorial dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell (restoration along top and bottom edges and spine panel folds, restoration affecting a few letters at head and foot of spine panel); custom box.

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