The Ramsay family and assorted guests are holidaying on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial incident of a postponed trip to the lighthouse, Virginia Woolf constructs an examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life.
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This classic character study takes on a new lease of life with Juliet Stevenson's masterful narration. She lends cohesion to the stream-of-conciousness passages, making them easier to follow. As Mrs Ramsay and Lily Briscoe explore live's questions, Stevenson applies vocal traits to each character, reflecting personalities and values. Both women speak in clear, kind tones, while gruffness captures Mr Ramsay's essence and sarcasm dominates Mr Tansley's. Light, airy notes accompany the children's words. Young James Ramsay's lighthouse journey and Lily's painting of Mr Ramsay tie the book's opening to the conclusion ten years later. Longed for in the beginning, both the endeavours are completes in the end, bringing resolution to the characters' inner struggles. --AudioFile 2008From the Publisher:
With introductions by Eavan Boland and Maud Ellmann
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Book Description VINTAGE, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099982102