The Hours, Paperback Book
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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