To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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A landmark novel of high modernism, the text, centering on the Ramsay family and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920, skillfully manipulates temporality and psychological exploration. The novel includes little dialogue and almost no action; most of it is written as thoughts and observations. The novel recalls the power of childhood emotions and highlights the impermanence of adult relationships. Among the book's many tropes and themes are those of loss, subjectivity, and the problem of perception.

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The 22nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 2nd on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  2. - 3rd on The Greatest 20th Century Novels (Waterstone)
  3. - 6th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  4. - 6th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  5. - 7th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  6. - 8th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  7. - 11th on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  8. - 15th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  9. - 15th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  10. - 19th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  11. - 21st on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  12. - 32nd on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  13. - 34th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  14. - 39th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  15. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  16. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  17. - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
  18. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  19. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  20. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  21. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  22. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  23. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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