The Hours

By Michael Cunningham

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Publish Date: 1998 Awards: 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; 1999 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

London, 1923. Virginia Woolf is writing Mrs. Dalloway and struggling with her own deteriorating mental health. Los Angeles, 1949. Mrs. Brown is reading Mrs. Dalloway and planning her husband’s birthday party. New York, 1999. Clarissa Vaughan is going out to buy flowers for a party she is hosting for a dying friend. Unfolding in the space of a single day, The Hours explores the lives of three women, infusing every moment of their ordinary day with something extraordinary.