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        The Hours


        setting

        England, New York

        time

        1941, 1950's, 1980's

        language

        English

        region

        Oceania

        year published

        1998

        page count

        226

        difficulty

        Intermediate

        main characters

        Virginia Woolf, Clarissa Vaughan, Laura Brown

        Rip's impressions

        Flawlessly interwoven between the Last Days of Virginia Woolf in England and the fate of another Mrs. Dalloway created by Cunningham, in New York City at the height of the Aids epidemic.

        first line

        She hurries from the house, wearing a coat too heavy for the weather. It is 1941. Another war has begun. She has left a note for Leonard , and another for Vanessa.

        last lines

        (spoiler alert)