A Summary and Analysis of Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

To the Lighthouse was Virginia Woolf’s fifth novel. By this stage of her career, she’d written a couple of more conventional novels, The Voyage Out (1915) and Night and Day (1919); she’d written the novel which is often cited as the turning point in her career as a modernist writer, Jacob’s Room (1922); and she’d written what is probably her most famous novel, Mrs Dalloway (1925), which features a couple of characters who’d featured in The Voyage Out (the action of Mrs Dalloway takes place over one day in June 1923, although there are numerous flashbacks to earlier in the characters’ lives, particularly to the youthful years of the title character).

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NaNoWriMo: Classic Novels Written in a Month

Which classic novels were all written within a month? And which writer would take all his clothes off as a way of coping with writer’s block? We’re here to inspire you in your writing quest whether you’re taking part in NaNoWriMo or merely trying to complete (nay, perhaps start) a writing project. This month, many people … Read more