To the Lighthouse

Description

Though its fame as an icon of twentieth-century literature rests primarily on the brilliance of its narrative technique and the impressionistic beauty of its prose, To the Lighthouse is above all the story of a quest, and as such it possesses a brave and magical universality. Observed across the years at their vacation house facing the gales of the North Atlantic, Mrs. Ramsay and her family seek to recapture meaning from the flux of things and the passage of time. Though it is the death of Mrs. Ramsay on which the novel turns, her presence pervades every page in a poetic evocation of loss and memory that is also a celebration of domestic life and its most intimate details. Virginia Woolf's great book enacts a powerful allegory of the creative consciousness and its momentary triumphs over fleeting material life. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Details

Author(s)
Virginia Woolf
Format
Hardback | 242 pages
Dimensions
133 x 216 x 21.34mm | 408g
Publication date
01 Dec 1992
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Everyman's Library USA
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0679405372
ISBN13
9780679405375
Bestsellers rank
226,991