To the Lighthouse is a landmark novel of high modernism, centering on the Ramsays and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The book recalls childhood emotions and highlights adult relationships. In 1998, the Modern Library named To the Lighthouse No. 15 on its list of the 100 best Englishlanguage novels of the 20th century. In 2005, the book was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.