The Hours (Paperback)
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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 07/10/1999
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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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781841150352
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'"The Hours" is a book which heightens the perception of the reader. Cunningham's craftsmanship is overwhelming.' Robert Farren, Independent on Sunday

'An extremely moving, original and memorable novel.' Hermione Lee, TLS

'Engrossing, imaginative and humane.' Richard Francis, Observer

'"The Hours" refracts the lives of three women through the prism of a single day. Michael Cunningham evokes these three discrete characters with rare skill.' Financial Times

'The concept behind the novel is bold, the execution rich with feeling.' Helen Dunmore, The Times

'A sensitive marriage of intelligence, integrity and finely textured emotions.' Sunday Times

'Cunningham has found an American tone which is exhilaratingly modern - tense, tender and completely without strain.' Guardian

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“The Hours - Michael Cunningham”

If Mrs Dalloway were a diamond it would be almost as big as the Ritz, priceless, and kept under lock and key in a national museum. Visitors would gape at it, experts celebrate it, soothsayers develop all sorts of... More

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“Enchanting”

Just wonderful, similar to Revolutionary Road in some ways. The monotony of life is depicted well. It is haunting, as is the illness felt by Woolf. The stories tie in beautifully.

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“A beautiful book”

I love this book. It's something you sink into and escape from the world with. Cunningham weaves three stories together seamlessly, moving between them without ever losing the flow of the plot. It's a quiet... More

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