(New York Times, May 10, 1925 – yes, 1925)
“Clarissa might almost be one of those figures of high society which Mrs. Humphry Ward delighted in. She is as callous and vain as any of those earlier portraits. Clarissa is, however, conceived so brilliantly, dimensioned so thoroughly and documented so absolutely that her type, in the words of Constantin Stanislavsky, might be said to have been done ”inviolably and for all time.”
I love Virginia Woolf. And after re-reading Mrs. Dalloway I found this review in the NYT from 1925. And I agree utterly and excitedly with the praise. Go read.