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Author: Virginia Woolf

Year Published: 1925

Type: Novel

Genre: Drama

Perspective and Narrator:

Virginia Woolf wrote Mrs. Dalloway using the literary technique stream of consciousness to slip in and out of the direct thoughts of various characters. The anonymous narrator tells the story from a third-person omniscient point of view.


Mrs. Dalloway is written in the past tense.

About the Title:

Mrs. Dalloway is the name of the main character, Clarissa Dalloway. She is a wealthy middle-aged Englishwoman who reexamines her relationships with others and her attitude about the passage of time during the events of a single day.


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