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The wife of a town doctor dreams of initiating social reforms and introducing art and literature to the community.
Presents the story of George F. Babbitt, the owner of a real estate company in the 1920's. Through the life and times of the main character, the author provides a satirical view of the sociology of American business and middle-class culture.
"To the Lighthouse features the serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests who are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Virginia Woolf constructs a moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflicts within a marriage."--BOOK JACKET