To the Lighthouse

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To the Lighthouse






One of the triumphs of modernist literature, To the Lighthouse tells the story of the Ramsay family during several visits to their summer residence in the Hebrides. The novel is notable for its reliance on multiple focalization, rather than direct narration or dialogue, to convey narrative information.