A brand new series of five of Woolf's major works, in beautifully designed hardback editions.
To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionist depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on a marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny and bitterness.
Its use of stream of consciousness, reminiscence and shifting perspectives, give the novel an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of Victorian and Edwardian literary values.
About The Author
Virginia Woolf is now recognized as a major twentieth-century author, a great novelist and essayist and a key figure in literary history as a feminist and a modernist. Born in 1882, she was the daughter of the editor and critic Leslie Stephen, and suffered a traumatic adolescence after the deaths of her mother, in 1895, and her step-sister Stella, in 1897, leaving her subject to breakdowns for the rest of her life. Her father died in 1904 and two years later her favourite brother Thoby died suddenly of typhoid.
Her major novels include Mrs Dalloway (1925), the historical fantasy Orlando (1928), written for Vita Sackville-West, the extraordinarily poetic vision of The Waves (1931), the family saga of The Years (1937), and Between the Acts (1941). All these are published by Penguin, as are her Diaries, Volumes I-V, and selections from her essays and short stories.
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Comments about To the Lighthouse:
If you are looking for an exciting novel with action on every page then this is not for you. But if you are a person who likes to reflect on life then you will find this absorbing.
It's one of those books that one wishes went on for a little longer.
The sea encircles the story in a brilliant ebb and flow -- Rachel Billington
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 28th November 2011
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.8 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.442