19 February 2012

Weekend Reading List: Mrs Dalloway

"The hall of the house was as cool as a vault. The cook whistled in the kitchen. She heard the click of the typewriter. It was her life and, bending her head over the hall table she bowed beneath the influence, felt blessed and purified, saying to herself how moments like this are buds on the tree of life (as if some lovely rose had blossomed for her eyes only)." - Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf


  1. dear DG

    one of my favouritest sentences:

    'And then, thought Clarissa Dalloway, what a morning — fresh as if issued to children on a beach.'


  2. Dear EA: Such a lovely, balanced sentence too! Thanks for highlighting. And Meryl Streep is Clarissa Dalloway. X