Considered to be Virginia Woolf's most accomplished and autobiographical work, this is an iconic work of modernist writing. To the Lighthouse observes the well-to-do Ramsey family as they holiday, over the years, in their summer home on the Isle of Skye. Sparked by the postponement of a jaunt to a nearby lighthouse, the novel develops into an intricate study of childhood emotions and adult relationships, of conflict between the sexes and the complex nature of families. Within its delicately crafted pages are ruminations of loss, subjectivity, art, and the problem of perception. Intimate yet universal, it is a moving modernist masterpiece. It is widely agreed that To the Lighthouse is Woolf's most accomplished work, and indeed, in 1926, the writer recorded in her diary: "My present opinion is that it is easily the best of my books."