The Hours

Author(s): Michael Cunningham


This novel takes Virginia Woolf's life and work as inspiration for a meditation on artistic behaviour, failure, love and madness. Moving across the decades and between England and America, the story explores the pain and trauma of creativity and the immutable relationship between writer and reader.


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Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer and Pen/Faulkner prizes. This edition is a tie-in with the major motion picture of the novel directed by Stephen Daldry and starring Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Clare Danes and Ed Harris.

'The Hours is a book which heightens the perception of the reader. Cunningham's craftmanship is overwhelming.' Robert Farren, Sunday Independent 'An extremely moving, original and memorable novel.' Hermione Lee, TLS 'Engrossing, imaginative and humane.' Richard Francis, Observer This chamber piece rhapsodies on creativity and madness, love and loss.' Esquire

Michael Cunningham was raised in Los Angeles and now lives in New York. His first novel, A Home at the End of the World, was published in 1990 and his second, Flesh and Blood, in 1995. His work has been published in the New Yorker.

General Fields

  • : 9781841157832
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
  • : 0.16
  • : February 2003
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Cunningham
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 813.54
  • : good
  • : 240
  • : Modern fiction