• It's 1941. Virginia Woolf leaves two suicide notes in her home and walks to the river.
• She passes a farm worker.
• She believes she is a failure as a writer.
• The headaches that flagged her earlier breakdown have returned and she fears the worst.
• WWII is well advanced and there are bombers in the sky.
• Virginia notices a fisherman upstream.
• She finds a large stone and puts it in her coat pocket.
• She hesitates about her suicide, thinking about how it will affect Leonard and Vanessa, but she proceeds anyway.
• She walks into the stream and is carried to her death.
• Leonard finds the note addressed to him and hurries to the river.
• He is too late. Virginia is already dead.
• In late twentieth century New York City, Clarissa Vaughan decides to buy flowers for the party she has planned for the evening.
• The party is to...
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