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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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To the Lighthouse (original 1927; edition 1989)

by Virginia Woolf (Author), Eudora Welty (Introduction)

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At their second home on the Isle of Skye, the Ramsay family surrounds itself with friends and colleagues. They contend with World War I, family deaths, and hardships both spoken and unspoken. All the while, the lighthouse looms in the distance. Six-year-old James asks his father to take him there, but many years will pass before the voyage begins.… (more)
Member:DiegoIbarra
Title:To the Lighthouse
Authors:Virginia Woolf (Author)
Other authors:Eudora Welty (Introduction)
Info:Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1989), Edition: 1, 209 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Fiction, Virginia Woolf, 1927 books, Harcourt Brace & Company books, Eudora Welty

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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (Author) (1927)

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I read this book a few times before and loved it. I tried something different this week, and instead of riding my bike to work I walked the five miles each way while listening to Nicole Kidman read To the Lighthouse. Simply amazing. The words came to life and the language was superb. I didn't think I could like this book more, but now I do. ( )
  evil_cyclist | Mar 16, 2020 |
The Ramsays and their friends in their island home between 1910-1920. ( )
  LindaLeeJacobs | Feb 15, 2020 |
I have more confidence in my ability to read now ( )
  cortneycassidy | Feb 14, 2020 |
To me, Virginia Woolf was amazing. Not only is she an unbelievable writer, making words on a page into a musical score but she comes across as a genius in her understanding of important aspects of human nature. In this brief novel, mostly told in the minds of its characters, she tackles all the intense feelings and dramas in a typical life. There were many moments when I stopped reading and stared ahead, saying WOW .One of the greatest! ( )
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How was it that, this time, everything in the book fell so completely into place? How could I have missed it - above all, the patterns, the artistry - the first time through? How could I have missed the resonance of Mr Ramsay's Tennyson quotation, coming as it does like a prophecy of the first world war? How could I not have grasped that the person painting and the one writing were in effect the same? ("Women can't write, women can't paint..." ) And the way time passes over everything like a cloud, and solid objects flicker and dissolve? And the way Lily's picture of Mrs Ramsay - incomplete, insufficient, doomed to be stuck in an attic - becomes, as she adds the one line that ties it all together at the end, the book we've just read?
 
"To the Lighthouse" has not the formal perfection, the cohesiveness, the intense vividness of characterization that belong to "Mrs. Dalloway." It has particles of failure in it. It is inferior to "Mrs. Dalloway" in the degree to which its aims are achieved; it is superior in the magnitude of the aims themselves. For in its portrayal of life that is less orderly, more complex and so much doomed to frustration, it strikes a more important note, and it gives us an interlude of vision that must stand at the head of all Virginia Woolf's work.
 

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Woolf, VirginiaAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alfsen, MereteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Öncül, Naciye Aksekisecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bell, QuentinIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bertolucci, AttilioForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bradbury, NicolaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bradshaw, DavidEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Briggs, JuliaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carabine, KeithEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Celenza, GiuliaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Drabble, MargaretEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dunmore, HelenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Fischer, PaulCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Hoare, D.M.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoffman, AliceIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Lee, HermioneIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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McNichol, StellaEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Munck, IngalisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Pellan, FrançoiseTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Richards, CeriCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Yes, of course, if it's fine tomorrow," said Mrs. Ramsay. "But you'll have to be up with the lark," she added.
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She was thinking how all those paths and the lawn, tick and knotted with the lives they had lived there, were gone: were rubbed out; were past; were unreal, and now this was real
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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141183411, 0141194812, 0141198516

Urban Romantics

2 editions of this book were published by Urban Romantics.

Editions: 1909175676, 190917548X

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