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Mrs. Dalloway

First Edition

28 May 2021

Virginia Woolf (Author), Anne Fernald (Editor)


“Illuminating and original combination of biographical, historical, literary, and critical sources for Mrs. Dalloway by the leading Woolf scholar who edited the annotated edition of the novel. Diary and letter selections provide fresh contexts. Superb resource for teachers and students!”—Susan Stanford Friedman, University of Wisconsin, Madison

This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • The 1925 first American edition text, introduced and annotated by Anne Fernald.
  • A map of Mrs. Dalloway’s London.
  • An unusually rich selection of contextual materials, including diary entries and letters related to the composition of the novel, essays, short stories and biographical excerpts, and the only introduction that Virginia Woolf wrote to any of her novels. The voices of other writers are also included, allowing readers to consider the literary passages that influenced Woolf’s art and historical moment.
  • Eight reviews of Mrs. Dalloway, from publication to the present day.
  • A chronology and a selected bibliography.

About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyse and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.



132 x 216 mm • 400 pages


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