Study Guide

To the Lighthouse Part 1, Chapter 13

By Virginia Woolf

Part 1, Chapter 13

  • Mr. Bankes and Lily are talking about travel.
  • Lily is arrested by the sight of Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay watching a girl throw a ball, and this vision is enshrined for her as "marriage."
  • As Mrs. Ramsay turns and smiles at the couple, Lily realizes that Mrs. Ramsay wants her and William Bankes to marry.
  • Mrs. Ramsay expresses pleasure that Mr. Bankes will be joining them for dinner.
  • Prue runs into them, and Mrs. Ramsay asks her if Nancy was with the (still missing) group.