To the Lighthouse
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To the Lighthouse

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'I am making up "To the Lighthouse" - the sea is to be heard all through it'

Inspired by the lost bliss of her childhood summers in Cornwall, Virginia Woolf produced one of the masterworks of English literature in To the Lighthouse. It concerns the Ramsay family and their summer guests on the Isle of Skye before and after the First World War. As children play and adults paint, talk, muse and explore, relationships shift and mutate. A captivating fusion of elegy, autobiography, socio-political critique and visionary thrust, it is the most accomplished
of all Woolf's novels. On completing it, she thought she had exorcised the ghosts of her imposing parents, but she had also brought form to a book every bit as vivid and intense as the work of Lily Briscoe, the indomitable artist at the centre of the novel.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 195 x 12mm | 190g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 0199536619
  • 9780199536610
  • 108,325

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About Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf wurde am 25. Januar 1882 in London geboren und wuchs im großbürgerlichen Milieu des viktorianischen England auf. Der Tod ihrer Mutter 1895 und ihrer älteren Schwester führte zu einer schweren psychischen Krise, deren Schatten sie nie mehr loslassen sollten. 1912 heiratete sie Leonard Woolf. Zusammen gründeten sie 1917 den Verlag The Hogarth Press. Bereits in jungen Jahren bildete sie gemeinsam mit ihrem Bruder den Mittelpunkt der intellektuellen "Bloomsbury Group". Ihr Haus war eines der Zentren der Künstler und Literaten der Bloomsbury Group. Ihre Romane zählen zu den Meilensteinen moderner Literatur. Zugleich war sie eine der einflußreichsten Essayistinnen ihrer Zeit. Aus Furcht, geistig zu umnachten, nahm sie sich am 28. März 1941 nach einem Bombenangriff das Leben.
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