- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions; New edition edition (5 Feb. 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1853260916
- ISBN-13: 978-1853260919
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.3 x 12.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 190 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
To the Lighthouse (Wordsworth Classics) Paperback – 5 Feb 1994
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This book is with an introduction and notes by Dr Nicola Bradbury, University of Reading. "To the Lighthouse" is the most autobiographical of Virginia Woolf's novels. It is based on her own early experiences, and while it touches on childhood and children's perceptions and desires, it is at its most trenchant when exploring adult relationships, marriage and the changing class-structure in the period spanning the Great War.
About the Author
Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882, the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen, first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. From 1915, when she published her first novel, The Voyage Out, Virginia Woolf maintained an astonishing output of fiction, literary criticism, essays and biography. In 1912 she married Leonard Woolf, and in 1917 they founded The Hogarth Press. Virginia Woolf suffered a series of mental breakdowns throughout her life, and on 28 March 1941 she committed suicide.
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Comments: "Revolves around a main character who is not v likeable and nothing really happens" "I might be missing the point but it was pretty tedious" "Challenging, unusual, fluid" "I get why it must have been an important book at the time, for the usual narrative style, but after forcing myself to finish it I really can’t remember much about it at all"
I have had to buy the whole novel and now I just have this lying around. I would not recommend this to anyone as it is a waste of money. You onlu get Part 1 when you should be getting the whole book.
Nothing really happens, or so it seems. All, or nearly all actions are in the mind. Virginia Woolf paints a complex but starkly accurate picture of human interaction. She covers the full range of emotions and feelings - love, hatred, vanity, jealousy, alienation, failure.
Among the philosophical musings she paints staggeringly beautiful pictures of people and places -minutely observed. The language is a delight. Often I lost sight of who was thinking/saying what. Far from being an annoyance, I just found myself lost in the beauty of her writing. A truly great work of genius that defies pigeonholing.
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