"Mrs. Dalloway" is a novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1925. The novel follows the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a middle-aged society woman living in London, on a single day in June. As Clarissa goes about her day, preparing for a party that evening, the novel also tells the story of Septimus Warren Smith, a World War I veteran struggling with mental illness.
The novel is known for its innovative use of stream of consciousness, a writing style that presents the inner thoughts and experiences of the characters in a continuous, unedited flow. As the novel unfolds, the stories of Clarissa and Septimus intersect and overlap, and the reader is given a deep and intimate look into their thoughts, feelings, and memories.
"Mrs. Dalloway" is a complex and poignant novel that explores themes of identity, relationships, and the human experience. It has received widespread critical acclaim and is considered an important work of modernist literature.