The Hours


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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.

Date Aug-1998
ISBN13 9780312243029
Publisher Picador
Formats Print / eBook / Audio
Pages 230
Time Period 1940's-1950's, 20th Century
Genre General Fiction
Sub-Genres Literary
Awards 1998 PEN/Faulkner Award -- PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (Winner), 1999 Pulitzer Prize -- Fiction (Winner), 1999 Stonewall Book Award -- Fiction (Winner), 1999 Triangle Award -- Gay Fiction (Winner), 2000 ALA Notable Books -- Fiction (Winner), 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award -- Fiction (Nominee), 1999 Boston Book Review -- Fiction (Nominee), 2000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award -- Fiction (Nominee), 2001 Book Sense Book of the Year Award -- Adult Fiction (Nominee)