Jacob's room [sound recording] /
by Virginia Woolf ; narrated by Flo Gibson.
Washington, DC : Audio Book Contractors, 1996.
4 sound cassettes in case (360 min.).
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Washington, DC : Audio Book Contractors, 1996.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1999-02-15:
Woolf's 1922 experimental novel here joins Dover's "Thrift" line of bargain classics. This is still a popular item in lit classes, so have a few extra copies on hand; this is the cheapest way to fill the demand. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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First published in 1922, Jacob's Room was Virginia Woolf's third novel and the first in her more experimental mode. Set in the years leading up to the First World War, the work is an elegy, not just for an individual character, but for a generation lost in and affected by the war. This Shakespeare Head Press edition restores the text to its original form, notably recreating the space breaks on the page with which Woolf deliberately fragmented her narrative. The editor provides an extensive introduction, discussing the genesis of the novel, its biographical elements, the process of composition and revision, and the history of its early critical reception. A series of notes helps the reader to identify references and allusions, from sponge-bag trousers and gold beater's skin to Tonks and Steer, and the Hampstead Garden Suburbs; while an appendix lists variants between the first UK and first US editions of the work.
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Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's experimental third novel, set in England during the halcyon days before World War I.
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We meet Jacob as a small boy, follow him through Cambridge, sharing thoughts on philosophy & literature with his colleagues, & enjoy his travels & romances in Greece. Then we learn how others see him. The remarkable imagery makes some sections almost poetical.
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