Mabel chooses a new yellow dress of a different style to wear to the party, but soon regrets her decision. Read by Amanda Root.
Fascinated and preoccupied by the idea of this social event, Virginia Woolf wrote this story sequence around the same time as writing the novel Mrs Dalloway.
In each of these three stories written in Woolf's distinctive style, glimpse each character's inner most thoughts and emotions as Woolf depicts the intriguing social world of Mrs Dalloway's party in microscopic detail.
In 'The New Dress', Mabel chooses a new yellow dress of a different style to wear to Mrs Dalloway's party. However, the moment she arrives she feels wishes she hadn't.
Read by Amanda Root
Abridged by Miranda Davies
Producer: Lucy Collingwood
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.
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