The Hours
  • Published:
    Aug-1998 (Hardcover)
    Sep-24-2019 (Release)
    Jan-2000 (Paperback)
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    Print / eBook / Audio
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  • Pages:
    230
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GENRE

TIME PERIOD

  • 1940's-1950's
  • 20th Century

CLASSIFICATION


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The Hours tells the story of three women: Virginia Woolf, beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway as she recuperates in a London suburb with her husband in 1923; Clarissa Vaughan, beloved friend of an acclaimed poet dying from AIDS, who in modern-day New York is planning a party in his honor; and Laura Brown, in a 1949 Los Angeles suburb, who slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home. By the end of the novel, these three stories intertwine in remarkable ways, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace.
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