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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
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Dec 25, 2009

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Read in May, 2003

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But often now this body she wore...this body, with all its capacities seemed nothing – nothing at all. She had the oddest sense of being herself invisible, unseen; unknown; there being no more marrying, no more having children now, but only this astonishing and rather solemn progress with the rest of them...this being Mrs. Dalloway; not even Clarissa anymore; this being Mrs. Richard Dalloway.

He lay very high on the back of the world. The earth thrilled beneath him. Red flowers grew through his flesh; their stiff leaves rustled by his head.

With twice his wits, she had to see things through his eyes – one of the tragedies of married life with a mind of her own, she must always be quoting Richard...

[I:]t is a thousand pities never to say what one feels…bearing his flowers like a weapon...

So that to know her, any one, one must seek out the people who completed them; even the places.

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