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Next Up: To The Lighthouse

By Robert Bruce @robertbruce76

Hey y’all. It’s time to preview my 89th book, To The Lighthouse by my old dear friend Virginia Woolf.

As I’ve mentioned many times here on the blog, I wasn’t a fan of Mrs. Dalloway, but I’m willing to give this one a chance.

Here are a few quick facts about To The Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf.

  • To The Lighthouse was published in 1927, making it one of the oldest novels on the list. The novel barely made the Time Magazine cutoff year (1923).
  • The book famously has no dialog.
  • The Modern Library listed To The Lighthouse as 15th in its list of greatest novels of the 20th
  • The story focuses on a family’s (The Ramsays) visit to Scotland in the early part of the 1900s.
  • Virginia Woolf is one of the giants of modern literature. I’ve written much about her over the course of the blog. Read more here here and here.
  • She wrote a book called Three Guineas, which was an indictment of fascism. Might be an interesting and relevant read these days.

Okay, y’all. Who’s read To The Lighthouse and what should I expect?

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