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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Essay

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Currently a literature scholar, Lee has published poetic and dramatic work, as well as both short and long fiction. In this essay, she discusses how both the stream-of-consciousness technique and a time motif serve to connect Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time with Virginia Woolf's classic Mrs. Dalloway, particularly in terms of style, structure, and characterization.

Though Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time follows a mystery written by a teenage boy with autism who lives in the present-day London suburbs and Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway follows the day of an upper middle-class woman in post-World War I London, the novels make for interesting comparisons stylistically and structurally.

With Mrs. Dalloway and her earlier novels, Virginia Woolf pioneered the stream-of-consciousness style. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon uses this same style to tell...

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