Published in 1925, Mrs Dalloway is considered one of Woolf's nest novels. It is about a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, an upper-class Englishwoman who is preparing for a party she will host in the evening, and a day in the life of depressed World War I veteran Septimus Warren Smith. Through their streams of consciousness, Woolf explores marriage, mental illness, sexuality, and larger existential questions in a post-war society. Mrs Dalloway has been adapted extensively across fi lm, radio and the theatre, and continues to be one of the most widely read novels from the twentieth century.About the Author
Virginia Woolf was born on 25 January 1882, in Kensington, London. She began writing at a young age, and published The Voyage Out in 1915. A pioneer of modernist literature, she wrote influential novels such as Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and Orlando, as well as the groubdbreaking feminist manifesto A Room of One's Own. Woolf committed suicide by drowning in 1941.