'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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May 24, 2016

Virginia Woolf’s 'Mrs Dalloway'




For all the time I regret spending (wasting) on Twitter and other social media, there are friends, and sometimes there's a gem, something I would have missed otherwise. This {a short film from the British Library} is just lovely, and now I'm longing to read the book again.


8 comments:

Lisa said...

Is this the version with Michael Kitchen and Rupert Graves? I know there were actresses in it, but I couldn't get past Michael Kitchen and Rupert Graves :)

Audrey said...

No...that's the movie with Vanessa Redgrave. This is a short film about the book. :)

Lisa said...

Oh sorry, reading too fast & carried away by enthusiasm :)

JoAnn said...

Oh, this is excellent!! So happy you were "wasting" time on twitter and shared this with us :)

Bellezza said...

Somehow, I have never come to appreciate Virginia Woolf, not Mrs. Fallow at. However, I am looking forward to a reread of Frankenstein in memory of his "conception": when the idea was first begun in Mary Shelley's mind. So sorry not to have you listed in my post, off to amend that immediately! xo

Resh Susan said...

Such an informative video. I am reading Woolf this year with a bunch of ladies on Instagrm, one book each month. Mrs. Dalloway was the one that I started with.

Bellezza said...

For crying out loud, it's supposed to say Mrs. Dalloway. Who the hell is Mrs. Fallow at, iPhone?

Audrey said...

We knew that. :)

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