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To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionist depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on a marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny, and bitterness.

Its use of stream of consciousness, reminiscence, and shifting perspectives gives the novel an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of Victorian and Edwardian literary values.

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923 - 2005.

©1927 Virginia Woolf (P)2012 AudioGO

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A narrative masterclass

There is a reason this book is listed as one of the top English language novels of the twentieth Century , and I might suggest that this reading by Phyllida Law is the best way of accessing it, I could go on in an endless tirade of praise but it would be superfluous, and entirely inappropriate .

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A strange classic

It is a mysterious combination of thoughts, life and philosophy, but gripping if one persists. Phillida Law reads the complex text beautifully.