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Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel. It is a portrait of a young man, who is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war. Jacob's life is traced from the time he is a small boy playing on the beach, through his years in Cambridge, then in artistic London, and finally making a trip to Greece, but this is no orthodox Bildungsroman. Jacob is presented in glimpses, in fragments, as Woolf breaks down traditional ways of representing character and experience.

The novel's composition coincided with the consolidation of Woolf's interest in feminism, and she criticizes the privilege thoughtless smugness of patriarchy, "the other side," "the men in clubs and Cabinets." Her stylistic innovations are conscious attempts to realize and develop women's writing and the novel dramatizes her interest in the ways both language and social environments shape differently the lives of men and women.

Synopsis:

Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel, this is a portrait of a young man, both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war. Jacob's life is traced from the time he is a small boy playing on the beach and Woolf presents him in glimpses and fragments.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192836571
Editor:
Flint, Kate
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Editor:
Flint, Kate
Author:
null, Kate
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Author:
Flint, Kate
Author:
null, Virginia
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 20th C
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Oxford world's classics
Series Volume:
888
Publication Date:
January 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.9 in 0.488 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel, this is a portrait of a young man, both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war. Jacob's life is traced from the time he is a small boy playing on the beach and Woolf presents him in glimpses and fragments.
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