Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Mrs. Dalloway

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

mrsdalloway

Aware that he was looking at a silver two-handled Jacobean mug, and that Hugh Whitbread admired condescendingly, with airs of connoisseurship, a Spanish necklace which he though of asking the price of in case Evelyn might like it—still Richard was torpid; could not think or move. Life had thrown up this wreckage; shop windows full of coloured paste, and one stood stark with the lethargy of the old, stiff with the rigidity of the old, looking in”.

From Mrs. Dalloway by Virgina Woolf (pg 125)

13 comments:

livemorenow said...

A lovely classic, thanks for sharing and reminding me of this book.

Jacinta

http://livemorenow.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/teaser-tuesday-100209/

Sassy Brit said...

Hi! I have to say I haven't read this, but I love the imagery here. Thanks for sharing.

Here is my Teaser Tuesday with a giveaway!

I hope you can join in with the fun!

Sassy

Nikola said...

One of my favorite books! Can't wait for your review!

Here's my teaser:
http://cunninghamfan.blogspot.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesday-3.html

Amy said...

A lovely teaser today. I haven't read any Woolf but I should.

Dana said...

Great teaser! I've always meant to read something by Virginia Woolf -- hope you enjoy this one!

Alayne said...

Beautiful teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Jennifer said...

I adored reading Mrs. Dalloway. You picked an excellent teaser. Mine is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays-lessons-in-french.html

Kaye said...

This sounds like a good one. I keep thinking I need to read Woolf.
I hope you are enjoying the book. My teaser is here

kaye said...

did you participate in the Woolf in Winter reading group? They held an online discussion about Mrs. Dalloway in January. It was very interesting. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Serpentine Librarian said...

Virginia Woolf, one of my favorite authors :) This a beautiful teaser!

Lisa said...

A great book, and it's even more interesting because I can't quite place this quote! Now I've got a good excuse to look it up again.

My treaser is here.

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

Excellent quote! I read this book years ago, and I'd like to reread it soon.

alitareads said...

Great teaser! This book keeps popping up here and there - I think I need to read it :)

Here's my Teaser.