Fiction

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

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"To the Lighthouse features the serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests who are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Virginia Woolf constructs a moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflicts within a marriage."--BOOK JACKET.
Domestic fiction

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 285

View: 902

To the Lighthouse is one of the greatest literary achievements of the twentieth century and the author's most popular novel. 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, Virginia Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between male and female principles. Annotated and with an introduction by Mark Hussey
England

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN:

Category: England

Page: 248

View: 152

'To the Lighthouse' is Virginia Woolf's fifth novel, and was the first book to win her a large public. The story of an English middle class family in the years leading up to the First World War, it has remained the most popular of all her works.
Fiction

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

View: 676

Inspired by her childhood summers in Cornwall, the author produced one of the masterworks of English literature. 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.
Domestic fiction

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 306

View: 268

This is the story of the Ramsays, based on Virginia Woolf's own family. Written in the stream-of-consciousness style, the book examines family relationships, the traditional roles of the sexes, the tensions and love between husband and wife and the resentment children can feel for their parents.
Classical fiction

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Classical fiction

Page: 224

View: 529

From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Virginia Woolf constructs a remarkable and moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life, and the conflict between male and female principles, in what is probably her most popular novel.
Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to To The Lighthouse

Author: Allison Pease

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 959

Written by leading international scholars of Woolf and modernism, The Cambridge Companion to To The Lighthouse will be of interest to students and scholars alike.

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 224

View: 404

VINTAGE VOYAGES- A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind Mr and Mrs Ramsay and their eight children have always holidayed at their summer house in Skye, surrounded by family friends. But as time passes, bringing with it war and death, the summer home stands empty until one day, many years later, the family return to make the long-postponed visit to the lighthouse.
Fiction

Secrets of the Lighthouse

Author: Santa Montefiore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 812

"Ellen Trawton is running away from it all - quite literally. She is engaged to marry an aristocratic man she doesn't love, she hates her job, and her mother...well, her mother is not a woman to be crossed. So Ellen escapes to the one place she knows her mother won't follow her - to her aunt's cottage on Ireland's dramatic Connemara coast. Once there, she is embraced by a family of aunts, uncles and cousins her mother never mentioned. Her imagination is captured by the picturesque ruins of a lighthouse where, five years earlier, a young mother died in a fire. Locals say she may have been murdered by her husband, Conor Macausland, who abandoned the his castle after his wife's death. Cutting all her ties chic London society, and therefore not knowing about the search for her that has begun, Ellen gives in to Ireland's charm, warmth, and romance, thinking her future may lie where so much of her past has been hidden. Meanwhile, Caitlin Macausland is mourning the future she can never have. After dying in the lighhouse fire, she is unable to move on. She watches her children and her husband, hoping they might see her, that she might feel their love once more. When Caitlin notices Ellen's arrival, she senses her world is about to change. Can she prevent it? Or can she find a way to freedom and happiness, the happiness she sees in the spirit of a little girl who, for some reason, also can't move on? The rugged coastline, tightknit communities, and ancient landmarks of western Ireland provide the backdrop for this story of two women seeking peace and the love they desparately need. For each of them, the key can be found in the secrets of the past, illuminated by the lighthouse"--

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 586

View: 693

Set in the summer home of an English family, the novel unfolds through shifting perspectives of each character's stream of consciousness, recalling childhood emotions and highlights of adult relationships. Shifts occur even mid-sentence, and in some sense they resemble the rotating beam of the lighthouse. A landmark of high modernism and one of Woolf's best works. To the Lighthouse features the serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests who are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Virginia Woolf constructs a moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflicts within a marriage.
Authors, English

To the Lighthouse

Author: Su Reid

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Authors, English

Page: 116

View: 982

The author surveys criticism of the novel and argues that a preoccupation with notions of modernism has obscured other aspects of the work. In this book the emphasis is on interpreting the text as a study of feminine experience, especially that of motherhood, according to psycho-analytic theory.
Juvenile Fiction

Letters from the Lighthouse

Author: Emma Carroll

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 338

We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar. February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't want any evacuees. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she's desperate to discover what happened to her. And when a sneaky peek at a letter reveals a clue, she knows she'll have to break all the rules to find her.
Domestic fiction

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 197

View: 178

Inspired by her childhood summers in Cornwall, the author produced one of the masterworks of English literature. 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.
Fiction

The Lighthouse

Author: Michael O'Brien

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

View: 578

Ethan McQuarry is a young lighthouse keeper on a tiny island, the rugged outcropping of easternmost Cape Breton Island on the Atlantic Ocean. A man without any family, he sees himself as a silent "vigilant", performing his duties courageously year after year, with an admirable sense of responsibility. He cherishes his solitude and is grateful that his interactions with human beings are rare. Even so, he is haunted by his aloneness in the world and by a feeling that his life is meaningless. His courage, his integrity, his love of the sea and wildlife, of practical skills and of learning are, in the end, not enough. He is faced with internal storms and sometimes literal storms of terrifying power. From time to time he becomes aware that messengers are sent to him from what he calls "the awakeness" in existence, "the listeningness." But he cannot at first recognize them as messengers nor understand what they might be telling him, until he finds himself caught up in catastrophic events, and begins to see the mysterious undercurrents of reality—and the hidden face of love. "They that go down to the sea in ships, trading upon the waters, they see the works of the Lord and his wonders in the deep." - Psalm 107: 23

To The Light House

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 224

View: 807

Virginia Woolf s fifth novel, To the Lighthouse, was widely praised and has remained the most popular of all her novels. It is considered among the greatest literary achievements of the twentieth century. There is minimal action. The novel works through s
Domestic fiction

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 224

View: 118

Literary Criticism

Alice to the Lighthouse

Author: Juliet Dusinberre

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 163

Alice to the Lighthouse is the first and only full-length study of the relation between children's literature and writing for adults. Lewis Carroll's Alice books created a revolution in writing for and about children which had repercussions not only for subsequent children's writers - such as Stevenson, Kipling, Nesbit, Frances Hodgson Burnett and Mark Twain - but for Virginia Woolf and her generation. Virginia Woolf's celebration of writing as play rather than preaching is the twin of the Post-Impressionist art championed by Roger Fry. Dusinberre connects books for children in the late nineteenth century with developments in education and psychology, all of which feed into the modernism of the early twentieth century.
Fiction

To the Lighthouse

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 482

Every summer, the Ramsays visit their summer home on the beautiful Isle of Skye, surrounded by the excitement and chatter of family and friends, mirroring Virginia Woolf’s own joyful holidays of her youth. But as time passes, and in its wake the First World War, the transience of life becomes ever more apparent through the vignette of the thoughts and observations of the novel’s disparate cast. A landmark of high modernism and the most autobiographical of Virginia Woolf’s novels, To the Lighthouse explores themes of loss, class structure and the question of perception, in a hauntingly beautiful memorial to the lost but not forgotten.
Juvenile Fiction

To the Lighthouse

Author: Cristy Burne

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 351

A junior novel about family, adventure and trust from award-winning author Cristy Burne. Isaac arrives on Rottnest Island hoping for an awesome holiday adventure, but his mum would rather he stayed inside, where it's safe. Then Isaac meets Emmy. She's allowed to do whatever she wants – and she wants to have fun! With Emmy daring him on, Isaac's life gets more and more exciting. First they jump off the jetty into the freezing ocean, then they ride their bicycles to the island's distant lighthouse. When Emmy suggests a midnight stalk to the salt lakes, Isaac knows his worrywart mum won't say yes – so he sneaks out. But when quokkas jump onto the path, Isaac and Emmy crash their bicycles, leaving them injured and scared. This time it's Isaac who dares Emmy – to get home safely and tell their parents the truth. Isaac brings his mum to the island bakery, and Emmy brings her dad and her baby brothers. They eat, talk and forgive as the kids and the parents agree trust, honesty and good communication are the best way.