To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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.

The 20th 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 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  9. - 15th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  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. - 29th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  13. - 32nd on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  14. - 34th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  15. - 39th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  16. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  17. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  18. - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
  19. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  20. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  21. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  22. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  23. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  24. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  25. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Spark Notes: To the Lighthouse Paperback 2357916 $13.88 $1.97 2002
To The Lighthouse: (Vintage Voyages) Paperback 788728 $7.82 $8.68 2019
To the Lighthouse Paperback 12557 $4.60 $1.26 1989
Great Classic Library: Virginia Woolf (Orlando, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse) Paperback 1541646 $64.46 $0.03 1994
Virginia Woolf Collection: Includes Her Greatest Works: Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, to the Lighthouse, a Room of One's Own Hardcover 1516682 $55.98 $30.15 2013
To the Lighthouse (Wordsworth Classics) Paperback 919128 $0.78 $0.01 1999
Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse: "It seemed...such nonsense inventing differences, when people, heaven knows, were different enough without that." Paperback 1611385 $6.99 $7.38 2013
To the Lighthouse (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 1774987 $10.99 $28.30 2003
Woolf Omnibus Paperback 1169963 $64.49 $7.19 1995
To the Lighthouse Paperback 89391 $3.72 $0.02 1989
To the Lighthouse (Annotated) Kindle Edition 204464 $5.22 2005
To The Lighthouse, A Harvest Book Mass Market Paperback 219885 $16.55 $1.14
To the Lighthouse Audio CD 749188 $17.75 $0.36
To the Lighthouse 1st Edition Hardcover 10307084
To the Lighthouse (Modern Classics (Naxos Audiobooks)) Audio CD 796829 $14.38 $6.99
To the Lighthouse (Collins Classics) Kindle Edition 23170 $1.99 2013
To the Lighthouse Kindle Edition 8037 $0.99 2013
To the Lighthouse Paperback 15789 $5.00 $3.60 2010
To the Lighthouse (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) Hardcover 185919 $10.66 $6.94 1992
To The Lighthouse: "It seemed....such nonsense inventing differences, when people, heaven knows, were different enough without that." Kindle Edition 375342 $2.49 2013
To the Lighthouse Hardcover 11687534 $9.99
To the Lighthouse (Annotated) Paperback 226910 $2.98 $0.01 2005
Virginia Woolf: 'To The Lighthouse' and 'Mrs Dalloway' Audible Audio Edition 32475 $5.95 2012
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By Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse (Annotated) (7.2.2005) Paperback 70691 $12.15 $2.99 2005
To the Lighthouse (Cathedral Classics) by Virginia Woolf (2010-10-19) Paperback 6417696 $38.15 $35.14
To the Lighthouse (Collins Classics) Paperback 1289912 $1.57 $1.58 2013
To the Lighthouse Kindle Edition 96947 $1.99 2014
To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf Kindle Edition 74980 $2.00 2014
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To the Lighthouse (Timeless Classics) Paperback 5122434 $13.50 $28.34 2012
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To the Lighthouse Hardcover 6671145 $13.49 1960
To the Lighthouse Kindle Edition 346308 $6.99 2015
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To the Lighthouse Audio CD 5743637 $29.64 $21.94
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Al faro / To the Lighthouse (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 2844848 $21.82 $25.14 2011
Al faro (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 965538 $6.99 2012
To the Lighthouse (Wordsworth Classics) Kindle Edition 9492 2013
To the Lighthouse Hardcover 149284 $13.05 $13.90 2016
To the Lighthouse Audio CD 2115956 $79.33 $7.74
To the Lighthouse (BBC Dramatization) Audio CD 1910668 $17.96 $7.45 2007
Al faro (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 552403 2016
Al Faro (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2783993 $5.32 $6.86 2016
AL FARO (SC692) Hardcover 7199804 $4.99
To the Lighthouse Paperback 598777 $7.50 2017
To The Lighthouse (Complete Classics) Audio CD 2243179 $16.37 $11.93 2008
To the Lighthouse Hardcover 8778011 $196.04
To The Lighthouse Hardcover 6919377 $3.39
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf and To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Paperback 1105883 $1,454.01 $8.99 2009
Al faro / To the Lighthouse (Letras Universales) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 9232156 $17.08 $14.95 2004
Al faro / To the Lighthouse (Spanish Edition) Paperback 9572540 $13.30 $18.30 2012
To The Lighthouse: (Annotated) Kindle Edition 26502 2017
To The Lighthouse Hardcover 7004130 $14.01
To the Lighthouse Hardcover 11117160 $39.76
To the Lighthouse Hardcover 1271616 $19.95 1955