To the Lighthouse is a classic of English literature and continues to enthral readers more than ninety years after it was first published. This definitive edition of the novel – meticulously edited, annotated and introduced – provides contextual and thematic information, and employs contemporary critical perspectives. Supplemented with a landmark critical study by Timothy Sutton, and the essay ‘Modern Fiction’ by Woolf, this edition of To the Lighthouse brings the text and its contexts closer to the reader.
Arpita Mukhopadhyay teaches at the Department of English and Culture Studies, University of Burdwan, West Bengal. Her publications include Feminisms (Orient BlackSwan).
The Biographical Context
The Milieu: Modernism
Themes, Characters and Symbolism
Narrative Structure of To the Lighthouse
Narrative Technique and Narrative Voice
To the Lighthouse
Notes and Annotations
“Caught Happy in a World of Misery”: Art and Leisure in To the Lighthouse