To the Lighthouse (Paperback)
Virginia Woolf's To" the Lighthouse" is one of her greatest literary achievements and among the most influential novels of the twentieth century.
The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.
About the Author
Virginia Woolf was an influential English author best known for her involvement with the Bloomsbury Group, an association of intellectuals and artists including, John Maynard Keynes and E. M. Forster, who are credited with influencing early twentieth-century literature, criticism, and economics. Woolf became a prolific writer in between the two World Wars, and some of her most famous works, including Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, are now among the most prominent English books of the modern period. A life-long sufferer of depression, Woolf was institutionalized numerous times before taking her own life in 1941.
Mark Hussey is Professor of English at Pace University, USA. He is editor of the Cambridge edition of "Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts" (2011) and author of "Virginia Woolf A to Z: The Essential Reference to Her Life and Writings" (1996).