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 - JBD1 - LibraryThing
I absolutely loved some parts of this book, but others just didn't do anything for me at all. Beautiful writing, particularly in the "Time Passes" interlude at the center of the book ... and I'm sure others find much more to admire here than I could. Read full review
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This novel has quite simply surpassed just about everything I’ve ever read in terms of truly capturing human relationships. Mostly split between two periods, the novel firstly takes us through a pre ... Read full review