To the Lighthouse

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Domestic fiction - 285 pages
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To the Lighthouse is one of the greatest literary achievements of the twentieth century and the author's most popular novel. The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Virginia Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between male and female principles. Annotated and with an introduction by Mark Hussey
 

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User Review  - msaucier818 - LibraryThing

It is official. I am not a Virginia Woolf guy. I appreciated this book more than Mrs. Dalloway, but I still struggled with it. Basically there is no plot to this story, but it is simply a look inside ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dreesie - LibraryThing

Typical Woolf. Long sentences. Inner dialogues showing way too much overthinking. Way too much detail over little nothings. Tiring. Nothing exactly happens in the the book. Things happen between ... Read full review

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Contents

Biographical Preface
vii
Introduction
xii
Note on the Text
xxxii
Select Bibliography
xxxvii
A Chronology of Virginia Woolf
xl
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
1
THE WINDOW
5
TIME PASSES
169
THE LIGHTHOUSE
195
Explanatory Notes
282
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Virginia Woolf is by reputation one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

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