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'The Lighthouse was then a silvery, misty-looking tower with a yellow eye, that opened suddenly, and softly in the evening.'

To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionistic depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny and bitterness. For years now the Ramsays have spent every summer in their holiday home in Scotland, and they expect these summers will go on forever; but as the First World War looms, the integrity of family and society will be fatally challenged. With a psychologically introspective mode, the use of memory, reminiscence and shifting perspectives gives 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.

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  • Paperback

    9780241341681

    June 18, 2018

    Penguin Classics

    208 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099478294

    December 15, 2004

    Vintage Classics

    224 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141183411

    October 1, 2000

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    320 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • To The Lighthouse
    Virginia Woolf

    Hardback

    9781857150308

    December 2, 1991

    Everyman

    242 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook

    9781446467060

    April 7, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    224 pages

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