"To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf

"To the Lighthouse" is a 1927 novel by Virginia Woolf. A landmark novel of high modernism, the text, which centers on the Ramsays and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920, skillfully manipulates temporal and psychological elements.

To the Lighthouse follows and extends the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, where the plot is secondary to philosophical introspection, and the prose can be winding and hard to follow. The novel includes little dialogue and almost no action; most of it is written as thoughts and observations. The novel recalls childhood emotions and highlights adult relationships. Among the book's many tropes and themes are those of loss, subjectivity, and the problem of perception.

In 1998, the Modern Library named To the Lighthouse No. 15 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2005, the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the one hundred best English-language novels from 1923 to present.
--from Wikipedia

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  • Bre

    The second biggest problem with only having read halfway through the book before dinner (although I read it a couple of years ago) is that, after dinner, I don't feel the same urgency to finish it that I did before dinner.

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Margie S.

    Excellent discussion, wonderful group!

    1 · September 29, 2013

    • Ted

      Thanks for coming Margie, hope we'll see you again next time.

      1 · September 30, 2013

  • Patti K.

    I'm sorry that I won't be able to make tomorrow.

    September 29, 2013

  • Etsuko

    Hello!

    September 2, 2013

  • Margie S.

    I'm pretty sure I read this book a while back but look forward to reading it again and meeting the other readers.

    August 23, 2013

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