The novel, published in 1925, tells the day of an elegant woman from London, mixing present impressions and memories, characters who have arisen from the past, like an old love, or members of her family and those around her.
This great inner monologue expresses the difficulty of connecting oneself and others, the present and the past, language and silence, movement and immobility.
The most important quality of the book is to be a poetic novel, carried by the music of a singing phrase and as if winged. The impressions become adventures there. This is why it is perhaps the author’s masterpiece – the greatest English novelist of the 20th century.