This novel is set on a Hebridean island, overlooked by a distant lighthouse, where an English family and assorted guests are enjoying the long summer. Mrs Ramsay is beautiful and generous - her power is gentle but irresistible.
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Virginia Woolf was an English novelist, essayist, short story writer, publisher, critic and member of the Bloomsbury group, as well as being regarded as both a hugely significant modernist and feminist figure. Her most famous works include Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and A Room of One’s Own.Dalla quarta di copertina:
On a Hebridean island, overlooked by a distant lighthouse, the Ramsay family and guests are enjoying the long, hot summer. The focus of the group is the beautiful and gracious Mrs Ramsay, who exercises a gentle but irresistible power. All of them – her self-pitying, self-centred philosopher husband, her flock of children, the infatuated Charles Tansley, the elderly poet and the painter, Lily Briscoe – are drawn into her sphere of influence. Mrs Ramsay builds friendships, flatters vanities, inspires love. Her husband's passion is for abstract truth; hers is for the reality of married life and the family, a constancy which 'shines out in the face of the flowing, the spectral, like a ruby'.
But the summer ends. War and death challenge the stability that Mrs Ramsay holds so dear. The next journey to the lighthouse is a very different one…
Virginia Woolf's fifth novel, 'To the Lighthouse' was the first book to win her a large public and has remained the most popular of all her works. It drew its inspiration from the author's recollections of her childhood family holidays, and mirrors her own search for what is permanent within the constant flux of life.
This Definitive Edition is the original 1929 Hogarth Press Uniform Edition text.
'Night and Day, Mrs Dalloway, The Waves' and 'A Room of One's Own' are also available in Flamingo
“'To the Lighthouse' is a lamentation of loss and grief for powerful, loved, dead parents. It is, less apparently, about the English class structure and its radical break with Victorianism after the First World War.”
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Descrizione libro Flamingo, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0006547567