To the Lighthouse.

Woolf, Virginia.

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The novel that established Virginia Woolf as a leading writer of the twentieth century, tells the story of a family living in a summer house off the coast of Scotland. It is a portrait in miniature of family life with universal implications, describing the silent space that separates people and the space that they cross to reach each other.

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'I am making up "To the Lighthouse" - the sea is to be heard all through it' Inspired by the lost bliss of her childhood summers in Cornwall, Virginia Woolf produced one of the masterworks of English literature in To the Lighthouse. It concerns the Ramsay family and their summer guests on the Isle of Skye before and after the First World War. As children play and adults paint, talk, muse and explore, relationships shift and mutate. A captivating fusion of elegy, autobiography, socio-political critique and visionary thrust, it is the most accomplished of all Woolf's novels. On completing it, she thought she had exorcised the ghosts of her imposing parents, but she had also brought form to a book every bit as vivid and intense as the work of Lily Briscoe, the indomitable artist at the centre of the novel. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Book Details

Author Woolf, Virginia.
Format PB
Series Title Oxford World's Classics
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Oxford University Press
Number of Pages 272
Publish Date 12/06/2008
Catalogue MP139
Catalogue book number 33