To the Lighthouse

Among the greatest literary achievements of this century is To The Lighthouse, Virginia's Woolf's fifth novel.

It is set on a Hebridean island, overlooked by a distant lighthouse, where an English family and assorted guests are enjoying the long summer. Mrs.Ramsay is beautiful, dominant, generous. Her power is gentle but irresistible. All of them - her eccentric and demanding husband, her flock of children, the lovers, the crusty old writer, the independent woman painter, the awkward young academic - are drawn into her sphere of influence. She flatters vanities, builds friendships, protects her own. Her husband's passion is for abstract truth; hers is for reality, in particular the reality of love, married life and family.

But the summer ends. War and death bring changes. The next journey to the lighthouse is a very different one.

Genre
Fiction
Topics
fiction
Publisher
Grafton
Author
Virginia Woolf
Format
Paperback
ISBN
0586044507 (find on Amazon)

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