To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Widely acclaimed since its first publication in 1927, Virginia Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse' is a novel whose overt simplicity of plot hides a complex mix of autobiographical detail, searching social questions and deep philosophical enigmas. The author's innovative use of nonlinear plot, stream- of-consciousness, and varying narrators, transforms the apparently 'normal' incidents in the life of the Ramsay family into a mythic reflection on time, gender, morality, and death. Woolf considered 'To the Lighthouse' to be "easily the best of my books", a judgment with which serious students of literature can only concur.

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  • Joanna

    Book was impossible to read

    August 18, 2013

  • Barbara R.

    I'll have to miss this one - my husband's having surgery on Friday.

    August 4, 2013

    • Amber H.

      I hope all goes well with your hubby's surgery.

      August 13, 2013

  • Cathy D.

    Hi Friends! Hope you are enjoying this beautifully written book which I am earnestly (and with difficulty) trying to get through before Sunday. In the "Files" section of our group I have posted the discussion questions (from the Stanford Great Works in Dialogue set - minus a few that I thought were tedious). I also posted my character map which I had to create when I derailed after the first ten pages and had to start over. Now back to the book! C.

    August 13, 2013

  • Andrée G.

    REBECCA (Joan Fountain, Lawrence Olivier) on TCM. 7pm tomorrow Tuesday Aug 6!

    2 · August 5, 2013

    • Sha'ron W.

      Just saw that she was nominated for an academy award for this role. I am excited to see this, thanks Andree!

      August 6, 2013

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