To the Lighthouse

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1989 - Fiction - 209 pages
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"Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its beauty, there could never be a mistake about it: here is a novel to the last degree severe and uncompromising. I think that beyond being about the very nature of reality, it is itself a vision of reality."--Eudora Welty, from the Introduction

 

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, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.

 

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My friend Alexis and I were exchanging opinions on Virginia Woolf, which reminded me to review this, one of my favorite books from our college syllabus. I recommend it over Mrs. Dalloway if you'd like ... Read full review

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I absolutely loved some parts of this book, but others just didn't do anything for me at all. Beautiful writing, particularly in the "Time Passes" interlude at the center of the book ... and I'm sure others find much more to admire here than I could. Read full review

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Contents

The Window
3
Time Passes
125
The Lighthouse
145
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About the author (1989)

VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882a 1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.

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