To the Lighthouse
“Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its beauty, there could never be a mistake about it: here is a novel to the last degree severe and uncompromising. I think that beyond being about the very nature of reality, it is itself a vision of reality.”—Eudora Welty, from the Introduction
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jnwelch - LibraryThing
In To the Lighthouse, set on the Isle of Skye around the time of the first World War, 6 year old James Ramsay wants to go to the lighthouse, and has his mother's support, but his father says the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JVioland - LibraryThing
Well, this was good. I was able to judge the book by the thoughts of a girl who visited an island for a number of years with her family. I felt her emotions and experienced her environment by reading her mind. Superb writing. Read full review