Wednesday, 13 February 2013


TO THE LIGHTHOUSE (illustrated)

The Definitive Edition of TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
-Illustrated with period photos
-Complete and unabridged text
-Active table of contents to quickly go to the chapter you want

“To the Lighthouse is one of the greatest elegies in the English language, a book which transcends time.” –Margaret Drabble

“One of the hundred best novels published since 1923” Time Magazine

“Once you've settled into it, you'll discover a wonderful book, a tale of everyday life lived. Both intensely personal and incredibly universal, this book is life itself” William Krischke

TO THE LIGHTHOUSE is Virginia’s Woolf’s masterpiece which she described as “easily the best of my books”


‘TO THE LIGHTHOUSE is a book in three parts, in three movements. All of it is laid at the Summer home of an English family named Ramsay in the Hebrides, the first portion occupying an afternoon and evening, the second portion constituting an interlude of ten years during which the house remains unoccupied, the third portion occupying a morning at the end of these ten years. The Ramsays are a middle-aged couple, when the book opens, with eight children, who have with them at their Summer place about half a dozen friends. Husband and wife, though very different, are in love with each other. Mrs. Ramsay, who though fifty is beautiful, has charm, intelligence, understanding; also she is a little anxious to have a hand in things, a little anxious to be liked, a little anxious to keep her illusions and have others keep theirs. Her children love her; they do not love their father--she works harder to hold their love. The best minds about her seemingly mistrust her a little, dislike her a little, for her charm is persuasive rather than compelling. She watches those about her without mingling too much; both because she chooses a vantage point--symbolized by the window--and because of her personality she becomes the dominant and focal figure of the group.’ New York Times

About Virginia Woolf

“Virginia Woolf was a multifarious creature - fluent, iconoclastic, vulnerable, savage, high-minded, low-minded, and intermittently insane.” Edna O’Brien, New York Times

Virginia Woolf was born Adeline Virginia Stephen in London in 1882, into a distinguished intellectual family. In 1905 she started meeting with friends to discuss literary and artistic topics, they would later become known as the Bloomsbury Group. She married Leonard Woolf in 1912 when she was 30, and they founded the Hogarth Press in 1917. She published her first novel, The Voyage Out, in 1915. Having struggled with depression all her life, she drowned herself in 1941.

Her novels are:
The Voyage Out (1915)
Night and Day (1919)
Jacob's Room (1922)
Mrs Dalloway (1925)
To the Lighthouse (1927)
Orlando (1928)
The Waves (1931)
The Years (1937)
Between the Acts (1941)

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