To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse, considered by many to be Virginia Woolf's finest novel, is a remarkably original work, showing the thoughts and actions of the members of a family and their guests on two separate occasions, ten years apart.

Author: Virginia Woolf

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To the Lighthouse, considered by many to be Virginia Woolf's finest novel, is a remarkably original work, showing the thoughts and actions of the members of a family and their guests on two separate occasions, ten years apart. The setting is Mr and Mrs Ramsay's house on a Scottish island, where they traditionally take their summer holidays, overlooking a bay with a lighthouse. An experimental work that pushes the limits of what we know about the world and ourselves, Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse is one of the most beautifully crafted of all novels written in the English language. This Macmillan Collector’s Library edition features an afterword by Sam Gilpin. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

To the Lighthouse Annotated

Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse is one of her greatest literary achievements and among the most influential novels of the twentieth century.

Author: Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse is one of her greatest literary achievements and among the most influential novels of the twentieth century. 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.

To the Lighthouse

"To the Lighthouse features the serene and maternal Mrs.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

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"To the Lighthouse features the serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests who are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Virginia Woolf constructs a moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflicts within a marriage."--BOOK JACKET.

To the Lighthouse

The novel begins with James Ramsay, age six, wanting to go to the Lighthouse that's across the bay from the Ramsays' summer home. His mother, Mrs.

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Part One spans approximately seven hours and takes up more than half the book. It's set at the Ramsay's summer home, where the Ramsays and their eight children are entertaining a number of friends and colleagues. The novel begins with James Ramsay, age six, wanting to go to the Lighthouse that's across the bay from the Ramsays' summer home. His mother, Mrs. Ramsay, holds out hope that the weather will be good tomorrow so they can go to the Lighthouse, but Mr. Ramsay is adamant that the weather will be awful. Charles Tansley, one of Mr. Ramsay's visiting students, chimes in and supports Mr. Ramsay's view that the weather will be rotten. He's a very socially awkward young man who is obsessed with his dissertation. Numerous small bits of action occur. For example, after lunch, Mrs. Ramsay takes pity on Mr. Tansley and asks him to accompany her into town. By the end of the trip, Mr. Tansley is in love with the much older, but still beautiful, Mrs. Ramsay (by the way, she is 50). Later, as she sits in a window and reads a fairy tale to James, Mrs. Ramsay remembers that she must keep her head down for Lily Briscoe's painting. (If you're wondering who Lily is, we are in the same boat. Although, we gather she's a family friend.) Mrs. Ramsay has the fleeting thought that Lily will have a hard time getting married, but she likes Lily anyway and decides that Lily should marry William Bankes, an old friend of Mr. Ramsay's. William Bankes, who is also visiting the Ramsays, comes up to Lily and the two of them go for a walk. They talk about Mr. Ramsay. Meanwhile, Mr. Ramsay walks along the lawn and worries about mortality and his legacy to humankind, and then pesters Mrs. Ramsay to soothe his ego. Mrs. Ramsay does calm her husband, and then starts worrying about Paul (the Ramsays' guest), Minta (another guest), Nancy Ramsay (daughter), and Andrew (son), who are not yet back from the beach. She hopes that Paul has proposed to Minta. At dinner, Mrs. Ramsay triumphs. The food is delicious; she is beautiful; Mr. Bankes has stayed for dinner; and Paul's proposal to Minta has been accepted. She wishes she could freeze the moment but knows it is already part of the past. She tucks her youngest two children into bed and then sits with her husband as he reads. They make small talk and she knows he wants her to say, "I love you," though she refuses. She gets out of it by smiling at him and telling him that he was right - the weather will be bad tomorrow and they will not be able to visit the Lighthouse. Part Two compresses ten years into about twenty pages. All the traditionally important information in a story (read: what happened to the characters) is briefly imparted in brackets. We learn that Mrs. Ramsay, Prue Ramsay (daughter), and Andrew Ramsay (son) have died. Mrs. Ramsay died at night; Prue died in childbirth (after first getting married); and Andrew died when a shell exploded in France. Oh, right. There also happens to be a war going on - World War I - which gets glossed over in favor of extended descriptions of the weather and the summer house by the sea. Part Three takes place at the summer house and begins with Mr. Ramsay and two of his children, Cam and James, finally going to the Lighthouse, and Lily working on the painting of Mrs. Ramsay that she never finished. Via Lily's thoughts, we hear that she never married, but remained good friends with William Bankes. Paul and Minta's marriage fell apart. Mr. Ramsay, Cam, and James actually make it to the Lighthouse. Lily finishes her painting. Throughout this last part of the novel, it's clear that Mrs. Ramsay is sorely missed.

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse

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The Cambridge Companion to To The Lighthouse

Written by leading international scholars of Woolf and modernism, The Cambridge Companion to To The Lighthouse will be of interest to students and scholars alike.

Author: Allison Pease

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107052084

Category: Literary Criticism

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Written by leading international scholars of Woolf and modernism, The Cambridge Companion to To The Lighthouse will be of interest to students and scholars alike.

Virginia Woolf

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To the Lighthouse

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To The Lighthouse

In 1998, the Modern Library named To the Lighthouse No. 15 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

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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. In 1998, the Modern Library named To the Lighthouse No. 15 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

Virginia Woolf

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The Critique of Marriage in Virginia Woolf s To the Lighthouse

Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Philologie), course: Virginia Woolf, language: English, abstract: This term paper will deal with ...

Author: Katharina Zeiger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668898421

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Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Philologie), course: Virginia Woolf, language: English, abstract: This term paper will deal with the discourse of marriage in "To the Lighthouse" and how it is criticised in the novel. A theoretical outline of the construct of marriage in the Victorian era will be presented in order to show how wives in particular were restricted by dominant gender roles of the Victorian era. In order to indicate that the ideology of Victorian marriage is refuted in the novel, the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay will be analysed in detail. Furthermore, the character Lily Briscoe will be illustrated as an antagonist of Victorian marriage ideology since she consciously decides against marriage.

Twentieth Century Interpretations of To the Lighthouse

But whatever their value judgments of "To the Lighthouse", the real importance of these essays lies in their effectiveness as starting points for exploring the novel's rich complexity. -- From publisher's description.

Author: Thomas A. Vogler

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Fourteen far-ranging analyses constitute this modern study of "To the Lighthouse". The novel's characterizations, view of time, form and structure, and approach to sexuality are only a few of the aspects that are discussed in these selections. Although almost all of the contributors agree that "To the Lighthouse" is the best of Virginia Woolf's novels, some are doubtful of its final significance. But whatever their value judgments of "To the Lighthouse", the real importance of these essays lies in their effectiveness as starting points for exploring the novel's rich complexity. -- From publisher's description.

To the Lighthouse

From Fisgard Lighthouse, a National Historic Site at the mouth of Esquimalt Harbour, to the remote west coast sentinels of Cape Beale and Pachena Point, and from the isolated Cape Mudge beacon on Quadra Island to the community-supported ...

Author: John Walls

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ISBN: 1772030465

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Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are home to over two dozen active lighthouses. For over a century, these coastal beacons have guided ships through the fog and represented hope for countless mariners. Today, the lighthouses on BC's southern islands are ideal destinations for day trippers and coastal explorers of all ages who are looking for historical sites in spectacular maritime settings. "To the Lighthouse: An Explorer's Guide to the Island Lighthouses of Southwestern BC" offers a comprehensive and fascinating look at these remarkable landmarks, blending practical information on location and accessibility with riveting facts, local lore, and gorgeous photography. From Fisgard Lighthouse, a National Historic Site at the mouth of Esquimalt Harbour, to the remote west coast sentinels of Cape Beale and Pachena Point, and from the isolated Cape Mudge beacon on Quadra Island to the community-supported restoration project at Sheringham Point, this book celebrates a unique culture of public service passed down through generations. "To the Lighthouse" is a travelling companion like no other.

To the Lighthouse Illustrated

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.

Author: Virginia Woolf

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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.

The lighthouse

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Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse The Waves

This guide includes an outline of the critical reception of Woolf's work as well as extracts from her own writing on these novels and an exploration of the birth of "Woolf studies" in the mid-twentieth century.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231115339

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Two of Virginia Woolf's most influential works reveal the quintessence of her experimentation with narrative technique in depicting the passage of time and the nature of human consciousness. This guide includes an outline of the critical reception of Woolf's work as well as extracts from her own writing on these novels and an exploration of the birth of "Woolf studies" in the mid-twentieth century.

To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse is considered to be a semi-autobiographical text which recollects family holidays which Woolf took with her family at St. Ives, Cornwall, although the novel is set in the Hebrides.

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To the Lighthouse is considered to be a semi-autobiographical text which recollects family holidays which Woolf took with her family at St. Ives, Cornwall, although the novel is set in the Hebrides. "The Window" is the first of the novel's three sections. It is the longest and describes in detail a summer day on which Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay along with their eight children and several guests are on holiday. Among these favored guests are the poet Augustus Carmichael, the painter Lily Briscoe and the academic Charles Tansley. On this holiday, there is much family anxiety as James, the youngest child, wants to visit the lighthouse in spite of his father's desire to thwart his attempts to do so. This section of the text resolves around a dinner party as Mrs. Ramsay reflects on change.

Collected Novels of Virginia Woolf

This volume is a student compendium of the three most frequently-studied novels of Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and The Waves. In the introduction the novels are discussed within the context of Woolf's oeuvre as a whole.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349223646

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This volume is a student compendium of the three most frequently-studied novels of Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and The Waves. In the introduction the novels are discussed within the context of Woolf's oeuvre as a whole. Each novel is then considered individually as its genesis is traced from originating idea to final version.

From the Lighthouse to Monk s House

A practical guide book to the armchair literary tourism traveler of many of the locations used by Virigina Woolf in her works

Author: Katherine Hill-Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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A practical guide book to the armchair literary tourism traveler of many of the locations used by Virigina Woolf in her works