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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Took me a while to finally get around to reading a Virginia Woolf book. Not sure why. Maybe it was her trashing of James Joyce ("the book of a self-taught working man, and we all know how distressing ... Read full review

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I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I found it frustrating to read, as little actually occurred in the book, with the content made up almost entirely of the leisurely musings of the ... Read full review

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Contents

The Window
3
Time Passes
125
The Lighthouse
145
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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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