Mrs. Dalloway: Virginia Woolf
The portrayal of Virginia Woolf as a virginal ice-maiden in some of the biographies is counterbalanced by the sensuality of her writing. The most famous example is from Mrs. Dalloway in which Clarissa describes her feelings for women:
The Hours, a prize winning film adaptation of Michael Cunningham's book, is a modern-day version of Mrs. Dalloway. Clarissa Vaughan's Manhattan dinner party is linked to the life of a 1950s mother, Laura Brown, and a fictionalized portrayal of Virginia Woolf, a day in which she wrote the first sentence of her best-selling novel: "Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself."
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