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To the Lighthouse

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Harcourt is proud to introduce new annotated editions of three Virginia Woolf classics, ideal for the college classroom and beyond. For the first time, students reading these books will have the resources at hand to help them understand the text as well as the reasons and methods behind Woolf's writing. We've commissioned the best-known Woolf scholars in the field to provide invaluable introductions, editing, critical analysis, and suggestions for further reading. These much-awaited volumes are the first of many annotated Woolf editions Harcourt plans on publishing in the coming years.

To the Lighthouse is one of the greatest literary achievements of the twentieth century and the author's most popular novel. The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse,Virginia Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between male and female principles.

Annotated and with an introduction by Mark Hussey.

Review:

"Though obviously I love Mrs. Dalloway, I might, if forced, have to say that To the Lighthouse is my favorite novel. It's the one in which [Woolf's] extreme idiosyncrasy as a writer perfectly married a kind of impeccable symmetry and form. It's a very peculiar, perfectly made novel." Michael Cunningham (from the Powells.com interview)

Synopsis:

Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse is one of her greatest literary achievements and among the most influential novels of the twentieth century.

 

The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.

About the Author

VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941), one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century, transformed the art of the novel. The author of numerous novels, collections of letters, journals, and short stories, she was an admired literary critic and a master of the essay form.

MARK HUSSEY, general editor of Harcourt's new annotated Woolf series, is professor of English and women's and gender studies, and editor of the Woolf Studies Annual, at Pace University. He lives in Upper Nyack, New York.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Preface: Virginia Woolf ix
Chronology xix
Introduction xxxv
To the Lighthouse 1
Notes to To the Lighthouse 213
Suggestions for Further Reading: Virginia Woolf 235
Suggestions for Further Reading: To the Lighthouse 239

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Andrew Kaplan, February 2, 2008 (view all comments by Andrew Kaplan)
An acrobatic show of language; Woolf's masterpiece. Her words are simultaneously delicate and sublime and mark one of the earlier modernist forays into the mechanisms of the mind. This book has little focus on "plot" in the traditional sense and is wildly experimental, so some readers who've never pursued Woolf might be better off starting with Mrs. Dalloway, The Voyage Out, or Jacob's Room. On the other hand, if you're patient and willing to examine each word as if it were a grain of sand, then you're ready to receive all that this novel has to offer.
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crowyhead, October 31, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
The first time I read this, I really didn't like it that much, but the second time I came to appreciate the beauty of the language. I love the way each character is shown to be two different people -- the exterior that they show the world, and their interior thoughts, which are so often so much darker and more alienated, and contrast sharply with the beauty of the scenery and the mundanities that the characters discuss.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156030472
Introduction:
Hussey, Mark
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Introduction by:
Hussey, Mark
Introduction:
Hussey, Mark
Author:
Hussey, Mark
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.63 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Review" by , "Though obviously I love Mrs. Dalloway, I might, if forced, have to say that To the Lighthouse is my favorite novel. It's the one in which [Woolf's] extreme idiosyncrasy as a writer perfectly married a kind of impeccable symmetry and form. It's a very peculiar, perfectly made novel." (from the Powells.com interview)
"Synopsis" by , Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse is one of her greatest literary achievements and among the most influential novels of the twentieth century.

 

The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.

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