To the Lighthouse: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
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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.