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To the Lighthouse


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ISBN13: 9780156030472
ISBN10: 0156030470
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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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Hussey, Mark
Harvest Books
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Hussey, Mark
Hussey, Mark
Woolf, Virginia
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Product details 312 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156030472 Reviews:
"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 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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