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To The Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf

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To The Lighthouse is a novel by English writer Virginia Woolf, first published in 1927. It tells the story of the Ramsay family and their trips to the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where they are joined by friends such as the young painter, Lily Briscoe, and the poet Augustus Carmichael. With the plot playing a secondary role to emotions and philosophical musings, most of the book is written as thoughts and observations, with very little actual dialogue. The book is in three parts, the second one taking place ten years after the first, and the third one taking place ten years after the second. There is no main narrator, instead, the book is told through the perspectives of each character's consciousness, shifting from one to another, sometimes in mid-sentence.

Woolf wrote this book as a way of working through her own unresolved issues with her parents, and the novel does have similarities with her own life, including the fact that her family used to go on visits to St Ives in Cornwall. She described To The Lighthouse as 'easily the best of my books'.

№ 2 in The BBC's 100 Greatest British Novels.

Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.

This book has 103 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1927.

Production notes: This ebook of To The Lighthouse was published by Global Grey on the 27th October 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'Highland Light' by Charles Webster Hawthorne.

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