To the Lighthouse: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Virginia Woolf (Author) Stella McNichol (Editor)
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DescriptionA must-have new edition of Virginia Woolf's masterpiece, featuring a cover illustrated by Alison Bechdel, the New York Times bestselling author of Fun Home, and a new foreword by Patricia Lockwood A Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Edition Every summer, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey and their eight children vacation on Scotland's idyllic Isle of Skye, surrounded by artist friends. They expect these summers will go on forever, but with the arrival of World War I, they are forced to reckon with change, loss, and time's unstoppable march, before making, years later, the long-awaited return to Skye and to its towering lighthouse. An intimate, impressionistic meditation on memory, grief, the brutalities of war, and the tensions of domestic life, revolutionary for its use of stream of consciousness and shifting points of view, and infused with a singular poetic essence, To the Lighthouse is both a landmark in modernist writing and one of the greatest literary works of the twentieth century. This edition is collated from all known proofs, manuscripts, and impressions to reflect the author's intentions, and includes a catalog of emendations, a foreword by the acclaimed novelist, memoirist, and poet Patricia Lockwood, and an introduction by the distinguished biographer and critic Hermione Lee.
May 02, 2023
5.6 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), one of the great twentieth-century authors, was at the center of the Bloomsbury Group and is a major figure in the history of literary feminism and modernism. She published her first novel, The Voyage Out, in 1915, and between 1925 and 1931 produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, including Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism, and biography, including the playfully subversive Orlando (1928) and the passionate feminist essay A Room of One's Own (1929). Patricia Lockwood (foreword) is the author of the novel No One Is Talking About This, a 2021 Booker Prize finalist and one of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2021, and the memoir Priestdaddy, one of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2017, as well as the poetry collections Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals and Balloon Pop Outlaw Black. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and the London Review of Books, where she is a contributing editor. Hermione Lee (introduction) is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Oxford University and the author of biographies of Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Penelope Fitzgerald. She was made a Dame for services to literary scholarship. Stella McNichol (editor, notes) was the author of several critical studies on Virginia Woolf. Alison Bechdel (cover illustrator) is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling graphic memoir Fun Home, which was Time magazine's #1 Book of the Year and was adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical, as well as the graphic memoirs Are You My Mother? and The Secret to Superhuman Strength and the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. She has been named a MacArthur Fellow and Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, among other honors.