To the Lighthouse

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1989 - Fiction - 209 pages
18 Reviews

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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Not my usual type of read, but I'm so glad I risked it. This really is the perfect book for those feeling depressed and overwhelmed. The language is stunning. Even though nothing much really "happens ... Read full review

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User Review  - humblewomble - LibraryThing

The very stone one kicks with one's boot will outlast Shakespeare. I'm trying to think of something to say about To the Lighthouse that adequately sums up how I felt about it. And I can't. It's often ... 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 (1882-1941) 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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