by Virginia Woolf
Mrs Dalloway Resources
The full text is available online for your reading pleasure.
Well this is cool. It's a map that traces the paths across London of Clarissa, Septimus and Rezia, Richard, Elizabeth, and Peter Walsh. It has a great bird’s eye view of London, with different colored lines for the paths each character takes. Wow.
This site has all things Woolf. There's a short bio, some great photos, and links to other Woolf-related sites.
Check out this useful timeline of Woolf’s life, with links to brief discussions of her works.
Here's a fun article by the author of Virginia Woolf: Icon (1999), a great book about Woolf’s image. It turns out Virginia Woolf's face has been found everywhere from coffee mugs and tote bags to the feminist movement.
A film version of Mrs Dalloway was made in 1997 by Dutch film director Marleen Gorris, starring Vanessa Redgrave in the title role.
The 1997 movie got a nice review in the New York Times. Not too shabby.
Mrs Dalloway was an important inspiration for Michael Cunningham's The Hours and its subsequent screen adaptation. In fact, Cunningham's title was derived from Woolf's original title for Mrs Dalloway. The Hours is set in 1990s New York but has many major parallels to Woolf’s novel; and bonus, Nicole Kidman won Best Actress for playing Woolf (and daring to make herself unattractive for the part).
An essay by Woolf that offers insight into her likes and dislikes in literature. She even dishes on other authors.
The original New York Times review of the novel praises Woolf’s use of language and her original contribution to literature, but overlooks the psychological damage of the characters. They could have used some help from Shmoop.
Check out this letter that Virginia Woolf wrote to an aspiring young poet.
The first part of a documentary about Mrs. Woolf.
Take a look at Virginia Woolf's country home (perhaps the inspiration for Mrs. Dalloway's memories of Bourton?)
Listen to Virginia Woolf's voice as she talks about literature.
One of the most famous and elegant images of Woolf, taken in 1902 by George Charles Beresford.
A gallery of Woolf photographs, including images of her original manuscripts and correspondence. Neat!