The Hours, Paperback
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize and Pen Faulkner prize.

Made into an Oscar-winning film, 'The Hours' is a daring and deeply affecting novel inspired by the life and work of Virginia Woolf.

In 1920s London, Virginia Woolf is fighting against her rebellious spirit as she attempts to make a start on her new novel.

A young wife and mother, broiling in a suburb of 1940s Los Angeles, yearns to escape and read her precious copy of 'Mrs Dalloway'. And Clarissa Vaughan steps out of her smart Greenwich village apartment in 1990s New York to buy flowers for a party she is hosting for a dying friend.

Moving effortlessly across the decades and between England and America, this exquisite novel intertwines the stories of three unforgettable women.




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A really amazing of my all-time favourites. Fascinating how Mr Cunningham manages to intertwine 3 very different women around Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway...Loved it - movie was good as well.

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Even without having read Mrs Dalloway, it was a remarkable read. I should perhaps fill that gap, though, because it would give me a new angle, too. I realise that this is not a review, really, more of a personal note, but possibly useful for someone who has not read Woolf's book.

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I enjoyed the book more than the movie and I liked the movie very much. However, I feel as though the author and I were at odds, that his key character was Richard, around whom the female characters existed to weave an explanation. At any rate, I admire writers who can give so much life and engagement to characters' inner worlds.

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