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Jacob's room /
Virginia Woolf.
imprint
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 1998.
description
iv, 138 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
048640109X
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 1998.
isbn
048640109X
general note
Not in Kirkpatrick 4th ed.
Stiff white paper wrappers printed in black with multicoloured illustration on front.
catalogue key
5216933
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
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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Library Journal, February 1999
Guardian UK, July 2002
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Summaries
Main Description
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.
Main Description
Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's experimental third novel, set in England during the halcyon days before World War I.
Main Description
The tale of Jacob Flanders, a lonely young man unable to reconcile his love of classical culture with the chaotic reality of World War I society, unfolds in a series of brief impressions and conversations, internal monologues, and letters. A sensitive examination of character development and the meaning of life.
Main Description
The tale of Jacob Flanders, a lonely young man unable to reconcile his love of classical culture with the chaotic reality of World War I society, unfolds in a series of brief impressions and conversations, internal monologues, and letters. A sensitive examination of character development and the meaning of life, this 1922 novel features first-rate examples of Woolf's influential techniques.
Unpaid Annotation
A lonely young man, unable to reconcile his classical ideals with the reality of World War I society.
Unpaid Annotation
Set in the halcyon days of pre-World War I innocence, Virginia Woolf's third novel follows the progress of a young man as he moves from adolescence to adulthood in a hazy rite of passage. Wandering through the windswept shores of Cornwall to the sun-scorched landscape of Greece, his character is revealed in a stream of loosely related incidents, thoughts, and impressions.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Frontispiece
JACOB'S ROOMNOTES
Appendices
Notes
Emendations
Textual Variants
Chronology
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