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WOOLF, V.: To the Lighthouse (Unabridged)


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WOOLF, V.: To the Lighthouse (Unabridged)

Just before the First World War, the Ramsay family go to their holiday home in the Hebrides, bringing several guests with them. While they are there, one of the children wants to visit a lighthouse. After a ten year gap, during which the war wreaks its havoc on Europe, one of the guests returns to the house; and another trip to the lighthouse is proposed. Told from multiple viewpoints, in language that is precise, delicate and allusive, To The Lighthouse is a landmark work of English fiction. Virginia Woolf explores perception and meaning in some of the most beautiful prose ever written, minutely detailing the characters thoughts and impressions.

  • One of the landmarks of 20th century English literature
  • The only unabridged version available on CD
  • Superb reading by Juliet Stevenson
  • Approximate running time: 7.5 hours
  • 6 CD set

Disc 1

  To the Lighthouse (unabridged)
1.   The Window Chapter 1: 'Yes, of course, if it's fine tomorrow…' 00:07:07
2.   She turned with severity upon Nancy… 00:06:48
3.   Insoluble questions they were… 00:04:48
4.   'Let us all go!' she cried… 00:07:07
5.   Chapter 2: 'No going to the Lighthouse, James,' he said… 00:00:21
6.   Chapter 3: 'Perhaps you will wake up and find the sun…' 00:04:51
7.   Chapter 4: Indeed, he almost knocked her easel over… 00:05:59
8.   They came there regularly… 00:07:08
9.   'Oh, but,' said Lily, 'think of his work!' 00:06:53
10.   Chapter 5: 'And even if it isn't fine tomorrow…' 00:05:14
11.   She had stood there silent… 00:04:39
12.   Chapter 6: But what had happened 00:07:12
13.   It was a splendid mind… 00:07:41

Disc 2

  To the Lighthouse (unabridged)
1.   Chapter 7: But his son hated him… 00:08:16
2.   Chapter 8: He said nothing. He took opium… 00:04:54
3.   Mrs. Ramsay could have wished… 00:07:24
4.   Chapter 9: Yes, Mr. Bankes said, watching him go. 00:06:28
5.   She now remembered what she had been going to say… 00:06:35
6.   Nothing happened. Nothing! Nothing! 00:06:34
7.   Chapter 10: For Cam grazed the easel by an inch… 00:04:52
8.   'Well, what does she want then' 00:06:03
9.   They all had their little treasures… 00:06:12
10.   Chapter 11: No, she thought, putting together some of the pictures… 00:04:45
11.   What brought her to say that… 00:04:01
12.   Chapter 12: She folded the green shawl about her shoulders… 00:05:30
13.   They had reached the gap… 00:07:36

Disc 3

  To the Lighthouse (unabridged)
1.   Chapter 13: He had been to Amsterdam… 00:04:16
2.   Chapter 14: Certainly, Nancy had gone with them… 00:06:07
3.   It was not until they had climbed right up on to the top… 00:05:14
4.   Chapter 15: 'Yes,' said Prue, in her considering way… 00:00:12
5.   Chapter 16: Well then, Nancy had gone with them… 00:07:41
6.   Chapter 17: But what have I done with my life… 00:05:56
7.   'Do you write many letters, Mr. Tansley' 00:06:38
8.   'People soon drift apart,' said Mr. Bankes… 00:06:41
9.   There is a code of behaviour, she knew… 00:06:16
10.   That the fishing season was bad… 00:05:33
11.   Why could he never conceal his feelings 00:05:50
12.   It must have happened then… 00:06:59
13.   He smiled the most exquisite smile… 00:06:38

Disc 4

  To the Lighthouse (unabridged)
1.   Foolishly, she had set them opposite each other… 00:05:38
2.   'Ah, but how long do you think it'll last…' 00:04:32
3.   How odd to see them sitting there… 00:06:01
4.   Chapter 18: As usual, Lily thought… 00:05:31
5.   Then Cam must go to sleep… 00:06:40
6.   Chapter 19: Of course, she said to herself… 00:07:35
7.   Mrs. Ramsay raised her head… 00:07:24
8.   Time Passes Chapter 1: 'Well, we must wait for the future to show…' 00:00:54
9.   Chapter 2: So with the lamps all put out, the moon sunk… 00:03:27
10.   Chapter 3: But what after all is one night 00:03:17
11.   Chapter 4: So with the house empty and the doors locked… 00:03:32
12.   Chapter 5: As she lurched… 00:02:44
13.   Chapter 6: The Spring without a leaf to toss… 00:06:52
14.   Chapter 7: Night after night, summer and winter… 00:01:19
15.   Chapter 8: Thinking no harm, for the family would not come… 00:05:06
16.   Chapter 9: The house was left; the house was deserted… 00:05:32

Disc 5

  To the Lighthouse (unabridged)
1.   They drank their tea in the bedroom sometimes… 00:04:51
2.   Chapter 10: Then indeed peace had come… 00:02:46
3.   The Lighthouse Chapter 1: What does it mean then… 00:05:55
4.   She fetched herself a chair… 00:07:04
5.   Chapter 2: She seemed to have shrivelled slightly… 00:06:57
6.   Instead, Mr. Ramsay smiled… 00:06:53
7.   Chapter 3: So they're gone, she thought… 00:07:15
8.   Charles Tansley used to say that… 00:06:19
9.   Chapter 4: The sails flapped over their heads… 00:06:03
10.   Yes, the breeze was freshening… 00:06:30
11.   And as sometimes happens… 00:04:53
12.   Chapter 5: Yes, that is their boat, Lily Briscoe decided… 00:06:23
13.   And this, Lily thought… 00:05:15

Disc 6

  To the Lighthouse (unabridged)
1.   Suddenly, as suddenly as a star slides in the sky… 00:05:51
2.   He wanted to go straight up to him… 00:05:47
3.   Chapter 6: Macalister's boy took one of the fish… 00:00:16
4.   Chapter 7: 'Mrs. Ramsay!' Lily cried… 00:04:57
5.   Chapter 8: They don't feel a thing there… 00:06:49
6.   It was in this world… 00:04:45
7.   Chapter 9: The sea without a stain on it… 00:00:41
8.   Chapter 10: It was like that then, the island, thought Cam… 00:06:28
9.   Chapter 11: So much depends then… 00:06:07
10.   Here on the grass… 00:06:41
11.   She had gone one day into a Hall… 00:06:32
12.   But it tired Mrs. Ramsay… 00:06:46
13.   Chapter 12: Mr. Ramsay had almost done reading… 00:06:04
14.   They would soon be out of it… 00:05:54
15.   Chapter 13: 'He must have reached it…' 00:02:54

Total Playing Time: 07:38:39

Woolf, Virginia

Stevenson, Juliet

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA686612

Barcode: 9789626348666

Physical Release: 05/2008

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