The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway

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Liveright Publishing Corporation
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7.4 X 9.3 X 1.0 inches | 1.85 pounds

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About the Author
Merve Emre is the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing and Criticism at Wesleyan University and a contributing writer at the New Yorker.
VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882 1941) wasone of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.
[Emre's] introduction combines personal testimony about her relationship to the novel--she is so devoted that she retyped Woolf's manuscript for this edition--with deep research into its genesis . . . if you can read the novel a little more analytically, if you seek instruction on how it works and why, then this new edition will tell you all that you wish to know . . . Among its many illustrations, it includes a selection of maps, tracing the paths that Clarissa, Septimus and the other characters might have walked that day in 1923. The next time I'm in London with a few hours to spare, this is the Mrs. Dalloway for me.--Jeremy McCarter "Wall Street Journal"
[Emre's] annotations illuminate how profoundly Woolf was responding to the experiences of illness and war in a novel full of both interiority and community, both suffering and life. . . In addition to these contributions, many of Emre's annotations are thoughtful explanations of how various critics and scholars have interpreted the novel. . . These notes and insights alone would make The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway an exemplary edition, but Emre also includes crystalline moments of her own literary analysis. . . An illumination of Woolf's words that will bring the text to glorious life for today's common readers.--Hannah Joyner "On the Seawall"
Emre's commentary . . . is both learned and lucidly expressed . . . an invaluable adjunct to Woolf's haunting masterpiece.--Michael Dirda "Washington Post"
[E]ngrossing and clarifying.--Megan Garber "The Atlantic"
For those seeking a deeper understanding of Woolf's masterpiece, [The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway] is indispensable. Emre is a brilliant guide.--Seth Katz "Los Angeles Review of Books"