London Read: Mrs. Dalloway

photograph courtesy of crapyard
photograph courtesy of crapyard

If you’re going to London–heck, even if you’re not–we think that you should read Mrs. Dalloway. In part because Mrs. Dalloway author Virginia Woolf was a lead figure in the famed Bloomsbury Group, the influential network of artists and intellectuals who met in the London neighborhood of the same name in the early 20th century; in part because it’s simply a great read.

It’s a novel detailing a single day, a glimpse into London society on a sunny day in 1925 when protagonist Clarissa Dalloway is throwing a party. It’s a true masterpiece of modern literature and it’s entertaining to boot.

And what’s more, it transports its readers to London, if only for the day.

About the author

Suzanne Russo
About the author: Suzanne Russo thinks of herself as equal parts California Girl and New Yorker. She moved from San Francisco to New York four years ago to pursue her MA in English, and her obsession with all things New York life and history hasn’t dwindled yet. She is a freelance writer, director of the San Francisco-sponsored, New York literary pub crawl, Lit Crawl, and constant wanderer.
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