I just finished reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Mrs. Dalloway is all about one day in a woman’s life in late 1800s London. She is an upper-class woman about to throw a party that evening and much of the story involves her interactions with people and those people’s interactions with other and the intertwinings of their lives.
Mrs. Dalloway is an interesting book because of Virginia Woolf’s incredible wordsmithing abilities. She can vividly describe a scene and the feelings of the characters involved and deftly jump back and forth between them to fully portray what occurs. The themes involve the passage of time and it’s effect on the characters as well as the issues of isolation that arose in Victorian society.
I don’t think I’d recommend it to read for enjoyment. The plot is slow and not that engaging.