Virginia Woolf, in the 1920s, is attempting to start a new novel which will become Mrs Dalloway. Laura Brown in the 1940s is a young wife and mother wanting to read her copy of Mrs Dalloway and in the 1990s, Clarissa Brown is putting the finishing touches on a party she is hosting for her friend that night, the friend that has nicknamed her 'Mrs Dalloway. All three women in The Hours have Mrs Dalloway in common. All three women are trapped. All three will let you into a day of their lives. That one day that makes up this novel will stay with you much longer.