Virginia Woolf is a literary icon to whom all contemporary writers are indebted. Her themes reflect the same concerns found in today’s modern novels and essays. In her time, Woolf was a feminist, a socialist, a pacifist, and a philosophical thinker, who pioneered the literary device known as "stream of consciousness," a technique which reveals the lives of the characters through their thoughts and associations. All this takes time and the passage of time in Michael Cunningham’s novel is a key to Virginia Woolf herself. Cunningham seamlessly overlaps three storylines, three time periods, and three geographic locations in order to offer a unique perspective on Woolf.
This Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF discussion guide (83 pages) for Michael Cunningham's novel The Hours includes:
• Novel synopsis
• Information about Michael Cunningham and his subject, Virginia Woolf
• Character analysis
• Focus points and themes
• Writing style and structure
• Important quotes from the novel
• Book club discussion questions
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