To The Lighthouse

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Mr and Mrs Ramsay and their eight children have always holidayed at their summer house in Skye, surrounded by family friends. The novel’s opening section teems with the noise, complications, bruised emotions, joys and quiet tragedies of everyday family life that might go on forever. But time passes, bringing with it war and death, and the summer home stands empty until one day, many years later, when the family return to make the long-postponed visit to the lighthouse.

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‘One of the greatest elegies in the English language, a book which transcends time’ Margaret Drabble

To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionistic depiction of a family, the Ramseys, whose annual summer holiday in Scotland falls under the shadow of war, and a meditation on marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny and bitterness. The novel’s use of stream of consciousness, reminiscence and shifting perspectives gives it an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of all that had gone before.

Edited by Stella McNichol with an Introduction and Notes by Hermione Lee

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Weight 0.236 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xlviii, 267

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K