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message 1: by Jim (last edited Mar 01, 2013 01:31AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jim | 3056 comments Mod
To the Lighthouse was first published in 1927 and was immediately successful. Woolf considered it one of her best books and it is often found on “top 100” best book lists.

If you are reading the book for the first time, or if this is your first encounter with Virginia Woolf, here are two Wikipedia links to give you some background. Note that the ‘To the Lighthouse’ link contains spoilers, so proceed cautiously. The Virginia Woolf page includes additional links to online resources for Woolf and her writing.

Virginia Woolf wiki page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia...

To the Lighthouse wiki page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_the_L...

Feel free to use this thread to ask questions and post links to resources for Virginia Woolf and To the Lighthouse.

Also, if you’ve written a review of the book, please post a link to share with the group.


Carol (goodreadscomcarolann) fyi -- A Writer's Diary by Virginia Woolf –
The Guardian Review, Dec. 29, 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/...


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Jim | 3056 comments Mod
Carol wrote: "fyi -- A Writer's Diary by Virginia Woolf –
The Guardian Review, Dec. 29, 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/..."


Another book for the wish list!


Barbara (barbarasc) | 249 comments There are a lot of versions of To the Lighthouse available on the Nook.

Which one should I get????

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-th... -- THIS ONE IS ONLY $2.99 -- The cover is not as nice as the following two editions (so I think it's an older edition)

OR

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-th... -- THIS ONE HAS A BEAUTIFUL COVER, but don't they say "you can't judge a book by its cover?" (Well, I tend to like nice covers.) ANYWAY, THIS EDITION IS ONLY $2.99 AND IT'S THE ONE I THINK I'D LIKE TO GET.....

OR

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-th... -- THIS EDITION HAS THE SAME COVER AS THE PREVIOUS LINK I POSTED HERE, BUT THE COST IS $9.75. The only difference that I can find is that this one has an introduction by Eudora Welty. Do I really have to pay an additional $6.76 just for an introduction? Does anyone know of any other reason to spend the extra money on this edition????


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Whitney | 326 comments Barbara wrote: "There are a lot of versions of To the Lighthouse available on the Nook.

Which one should I get????..."


Covers don't really figure into my ebook purchases, since you're not looking at them repeatedly like you do with material books. Since there's not a translation issue, I don't think it matters much. Also, this may be ethically wrong to some, but if you are interested in a particular version due to the introduction, downloading the free sample will usually get you the intro :-)


Rick Seery (rickvigorous) | 13 comments Hang on, we are beginning this on the 7th of January, right?


message 7: by Jim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jim | 3056 comments Mod
Rick wrote: "Hang on, we are beginning this on the 7th of January, right?"

Yes, we are. This thread is just for questions, links and general chit-chat. The thread for our week one discussion will be posted Monday morning.

@Barbara - Woolf's work is in the public domain and is available for free from many sites. I think the Nook can read epub format, right? If so, you can get a free download from Project Gutenberg of from Feedbooks. Here is the Woolf page from Feedbooks:

http://www.feedbooks.com/author/206


Rick Seery (rickvigorous) | 13 comments Cool, thanks Jim.


Barbara (barbarasc) | 249 comments Thank you, Whitney and Jim!!! I can download books from Project Gutenberg to my Nook (I believe), so I'll go there first.


Barbara (barbarasc) | 249 comments Jim wrote: "Rick wrote: "Hang on, we are beginning this on the 7th of January, right?"

Yes, we are. This thread is just for questions, links and general chit-chat. The thread for our week one discussion will ..."


Thanks Jim!!! I just downloaded it. I'll see you in the discussion thread!!


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Jim | 3056 comments Mod
Jt found this great site with texts of the literature quoted in To the Lighthouse.

http://virtual.clemson.edu/groups/dia...


Aubrey (korrick) In regards to Jim's latest announcement, I have a review over here.


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Anne Charnock (annecharnock) | 9 comments And I have a review of this book at the link:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 14: by Jim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jim | 3056 comments Mod
Link to my review here:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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