Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780312243029

The Hours: A Novel

Cunningham, Michael Author

9780312243029: The Hours: A Novel

A daring, deeply affecting third novel by the author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood.

In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, draws inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with the conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair. The narrative of Woolf's last days before her suicide early in World War II counterpoints the fictional stories of Samuel, a famous poet whose life has been shadowed by his talented and troubled mother, and his lifelong friend Clarissa, who strives to forge a balanced and rewarding life in spite of the demands of friends, lovers, and family.

Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, this is Cunningham's most remarkable achievement to date.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The Hours is both an homage to Virginia Woolf and very much its own creature. Even as Michael Cunningham brings his literary idol back to life, he intertwines her story with those of two more contemporary women. One gray suburban London morning in 1923, Woolf awakens from a dream that will soon lead to Mrs. Dalloway. In the present, on a beautiful June day in Greenwich Village, 52-year-old Clarissa Vaughan is planning a party for her oldest love, a poet dying of AIDS. And in Los Angeles in 1949, Laura Brown, pregnant and unsettled, does her best to prepare for her husband's birthday, but can't seem to stop reading Woolf. These women's lives are linked both by the 1925 novel and by the few precious moments of possibility each keeps returning to. Clarissa is to eventually realize:

There's just this for consolation: an hour here or there when our lives seem, against all odds and expectations, to burst open and give us everything we've ever imagined.... Still, we cherish the city, the morning; we hope, more than anything, for more.
As Cunningham moves between the three women, his transitions are seamless. One early chapter ends with Woolf picking up her pen and composing her first sentence, "Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself." The next begins with Laura rejoicing over that line and the fictional universe she is about to enter. Clarissa's day, on the other hand, is a mirror of Mrs. Dalloway's--with, however, an appropriate degree of modern beveling as Cunningham updates and elaborates his source of inspiration. Clarissa knows that her desire to give her friend the perfect party may seem trivial to many. Yet it seems better to her than shutting down in the face of disaster and despair. Like its literary inspiration, The Hours is a hymn to consciousness and the beauties and losses it perceives. It is also a reminder that, as Cunningham again and again makes us realize, art belongs to far more than just "the world of objects." --Kerry Fried

From the Publisher:

4 1.5-hour cassettes

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cunningham, Michael Author
Published by Picador
ISBN 10: 0312243022 ISBN 13: 9780312243029
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Orion Tech
(Oak Ridge, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Picador. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0312243022 . Bookseller Inventory # GAT8624JMAC022315H0961P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Cunningham, Michael Author
Published by Picador
ISBN 10: 0312243022 ISBN 13: 9780312243029
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Picador. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0312243022. Bookseller Inventory # HGT3994EHKL020515H0997B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.45
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cunningham, Michael Author
Published by Picador (2000)
ISBN 10: 0312243022 ISBN 13: 9780312243029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
pickabook
(San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Picador, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000130342

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Cunningham, Michael Author
Published by Picador (2000)
ISBN 10: 0312243022 ISBN 13: 9780312243029
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Picador, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The author of "At Home at the End of the World" and "Flesh and Blood" draws inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0312243022

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Cunningham, Michael Author
ISBN 10: 0312243022 ISBN 13: 9780312243029
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
LVeritas
(Newton, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36S98W000KWO

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Cunningham, Michael Author
ISBN 10: 0312243022 ISBN 13: 9780312243029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
READERS PRIDE
(FRISCO, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. NEW Book in Mint Condition -- Great DEAL !! Fast Shipping -- Friendly Customer Service -- Buy with Confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # RP0312243022BN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Cunningham, Michael Author
Published by Picador USA (2000)
ISBN 10: 0312243022 ISBN 13: 9780312243029
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Picador USA, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VV-9780312243029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Cunningham, Michael Author
Published by St Martin s Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0312243022 ISBN 13: 9780312243029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martin s Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 213 x 142 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A daring, deeply affecting third novel by the author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood. In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, draws inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with the conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair. The narrative of Woolf s last days before her suicide early in World War II counterpoints the fictional stories of Samuel, a famous poet whose life has been shadowed by his talented and troubled mother, and his lifelong friend Clarissa, who strives to forge a balanced and rewarding life in spite of the demands of friends, lovers, and family. Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, this is Cunningham s most remarkable achievement to date. Bookseller Inventory # KNV9780312243029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Cunningham, Michael Author
Published by New York, New York, U.S.A.: Picador USA (2000)
ISBN 10: 0312243022 ISBN 13: 9780312243029
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
JV Books
(Hemet, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: Picador USA, 2000. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Trade paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 5323

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Cunningham, Michael Author
Published by St Martin s Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0312243022 ISBN 13: 9780312243029
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(Slough, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martin s Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 213 x 142 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. A daring, deeply affecting third novel by the author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood. In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, draws inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with the conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair. The narrative of Woolf s last days before her suicide early in World War II counterpoints the fictional stories of Samuel, a famous poet whose life has been shadowed by his talented and troubled mother, and his lifelong friend Clarissa, who strives to forge a balanced and rewarding life in spite of the demands of friends, lovers, and family. Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, this is Cunningham s most remarkable achievement to date. Bookseller Inventory # KNV9780312243029

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 29 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book