Though not as memorable as Mrs. Dalloway, The Voyage Out still attests to Woolf's laudable pen, which flows simply and lightly, yet exudes acumen and verve. One might argue that The Voyage Out is a love story, for it describes the romantic relationship between two young people---mainly, that between Terrance and Rachel---but more so, the story offers an insightful case study of each lover's growth and development. At times, the individual analyses become so concentrated and sincere that the reader forgets a romantic relationship is taking place. Enwrapping Terrance and Rachel's love story is a ridicule of high-fashioned 19th century London society. Woolf notes the perfunctory, petty lives many of the story's characters lead, and has them present various theories on what genuine happiness may be. All in all, The Voyage Out is an artistic, commendable piece---maybe not Woolf's best work, but certainly worth a read.