Introduction & Overview of The New Dress

This Study Guide consists of approximately 28 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The New Dress.
This section contains 139 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The New Dress Study Guide

The New Dress Summary & Study Guide Description

The New Dress Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

This detailed literature summary also contains Further Reading on The New Dress by Virginia Woolf.

Virginia Woolf's short story "The New Dress" was written in 1924 while she was writing the novel Mrs. Dalloway, published in 1925. Critics have entertained the possibility that the story may originally have been a chapter of the novel because some of the same characters and events appear in both works. The story was published in the May 1927 issue of the monthly New York magazine the Forum. In the story, a deeply insecure and painfully self-conscious guest at a party is convinced that she is the target of mockery.

Leonard Woolf later republished "The New Dress" in the collection A Haunted House in 1944, three years after Virginia Woolf's death. It was republished in 1973 in the collection Mrs. Dalloway's Party, with other stories by Woolf that focus on the guests and events of the day leading up to Clarissa Dalloway's party.

Read more from the Study Guide

This section contains 139 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The New Dress Study Guide
Copyrights
Short Stories for Students
The New Dress from Short Stories for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.