Literature / To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf Modernist novel published in 1927. The plot, such as it is, centres on the visits of the Ramsay family to their summer home in Scotland before and after World War I, where they are joined by numerous friends and acquaintances and where they all spend a good deal of time contemplating their navels, ruminating on the political and social landscape of the times, and arguing about the weather.

The book, which drew heavily on Woolf's own childhood memories, was the author's most commercially successful, and she herself considered it her best work.

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