To The Lighthouse (Om Books)
And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves. Virginia Woolf’s most autobiographical novel, to the Lighthouse (1927) revolves around the Ramsay family and their life in the summer home situated at a distance from a Lighthouse, in the Hebrides, Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920. Enjoying the summer with their eight children, the Ramsay host an assortment of guests—Charles Tansley, an admirer of Mr. Ramsay work as a philosopher; Lily Briscoe, a young artist and William Bankes, an old friend of the Ramsay, among others. Six-year-old James Ramsay wants his father to take him to the Lighthouse, but Mr Ramsay keeps delaying the trip. And when the summer ends, war and death alter many realities. The journey to the Lighthouse is deferred. A book of childhood desires, conflicting adult relationships, philosophical introspection and multiple subjectivities, to the Lighthouse, divided into three sections—the window, time passes, the Lighthouse about many journeys and an Evergreen classic.