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About the book
  • Published: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784875329
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.00

To The Lighthouse

(Vintage Voyages)




VINTAGE VOYAGES: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind

Woolf’s textured prose invites us into each of the characters’ minds as we follow them on a winding, decade-long journey to the lighthouse.
Mr and Mrs Ramsay and their eight children have always holidayed at their summer house in Skye, surrounded by family friends. But as time passes, bringing with it war and death, the summer home stands empty until one day, many years later, the family return to make the long-postponed visit to the lighthouse.

VINTAGE VOYAGES: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind

  • Pub date: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784875329
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Author

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882. After her father's death in 1904 Virginia and her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, moved to Bloomsbury and became the centre of ‘The Bloomsbury Group’. This informal collective of artists and writers exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture.

In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf, a writer and social reformer. Three years later, her first novel The Voyage Out was published, followed by Night and Day (1919) and Jacob's Room (1922). Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography. On 28 March 1941, a few months before the publication of her final novel, Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf committed suicide.

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Praise for To The Lighthouse

“To The Lighthouse is one of the greatest elegies in the English language, a book which transcends time”

Margaret Drabble

“It is an elegy for lost times and family life”

The Week

“Thrillingly introspective”

Katy Guest, The Independent


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