To The Lighthouse: Virginia Woolf
Woolfs fifth novel was published on the thirty-second anniversary of her mothers death. It is based upon Woolfs memories of summers spent in St. Ives, Cornwall, at Talland House with her family. Like Vanessa in Woolfs memoir 22 Hyde Park Gate, the painter, Lily Briscoe, in To the Lighthouse is nice to her boorish dinner companion, Charles Tansley, because she knows it is expected, but secretly she thinks about her unfinished oil painting. Mrs. Ramsays moment of epiphany at the dinner table is edited by Woolf to read: Of such moments, she thought, the thing is made that endures.
Virginia Woolf. To The Lighthouse: corrected page proofs.
Frances Hooper Collection of Virginia