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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. The text reprinted here is the first British edition, which Woolf approved, and which retains her original layout, including paragraph spacing.

A generous "Contexts" section provides extracts from Woolf's diaries and letters as well as comments on the novel from her fellow writers and friends, among them E. M. Forster and T. S. Eliot. Also included are the short stories "The Mark on the Wall," "Kew Gardens," and "An Unwritten Novel," which Woolf viewed as early experiments with the innovative method used in Jacob's Room. An additional short story, "A Woman's College from Outside," which Woolf originally intended to be Chapter 10 of Jacob's Room, is also included. Finally, Woolf's classic essay "Modern Novels," written shortly before she began work on Jacob's Room, provides insight into her aesthetic and technique.

"Criticism" is divided into two sections: "Contemporary Reception and Reviews" contains personal responses to the novel, from Lytton Strachey and E. M. Forster, as well as eleven reviews from contemporary periodicals. "Critical Essays" offers insightful interpretations by Judy Little, Alex Zwerdling, Kate Flint, Kathleen Wall, and Edward L. Bishop.

A Selected Bibliography is also included.

About the Series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.

Synopsis:

Jacob"s Roomis Virginia Woolf"s experimental third novel, set in England during the halcyon days before World War I.

Synopsis:

is Virginia Woolf's experimental third novel, set in England during the halcyon days before World War I. The text reprinted here is the first British edition, which Woolf approved, and which retains her original layout, including paragraph spacing.

Synopsis:

A generous "Contexts" section provides extracts from Woolf's diaries and letters as well as comments on the novel from her fellow writers and friends, among them E. M. Forster and T. S. Eliot. Also included are the short stories "The Mark on the Wall," "Kew Gardens," and "An Unwritten Novel," which Woolf viewed as early experiments with the innovative method used in . An additional short story, "A Woman's College from Outside," which Woolf originally intended to be Chapter 10 of , is also included. Finally, Woolf's classic essay "Modern Novels," written shortly before she began work on , provides insight into her aesthetic and technique. "Criticism" is divided into two sections: "Contemporary Reception and Reviews" contains personal responses to the novel, from Lytton Strachey and E. M. Forster, as well as eleven reviews from contemporary periodicals. "Critical Essays" offers insightful interpretations by Judy Little, Alex Zwerdling, Kate Flint, Kathleen Wall, and Edward L. Bishop. A Selected Bibliography is also included.

About the Author

Suzanne Raitt is the author of Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse," Vita and Virginia: The Work and Friendship of V. Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, and May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian. She is professor of English at the College of William and Mary, where she teaches courses on Virginia Woolf, nineteenth-century fiction, psychoanalytic theory, and sexuality.

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ISBN:
9780393926323
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Raitt, Suzanne
Author:
Raitt, Suzanne
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Experimental fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Jacob"s Roomis Virginia Woolf"s experimental third novel, set in England during the halcyon days before World War I.
"Synopsis" by , is Virginia Woolf's experimental third novel, set in England during the halcyon days before World War I. The text reprinted here is the first British edition, which Woolf approved, and which retains her original layout, including paragraph spacing.
"Synopsis" by , A generous "Contexts" section provides extracts from Woolf's diaries and letters as well as comments on the novel from her fellow writers and friends, among them E. M. Forster and T. S. Eliot. Also included are the short stories "The Mark on the Wall," "Kew Gardens," and "An Unwritten Novel," which Woolf viewed as early experiments with the innovative method used in . An additional short story, "A Woman's College from Outside," which Woolf originally intended to be Chapter 10 of , is also included. Finally, Woolf's classic essay "Modern Novels," written shortly before she began work on , provides insight into her aesthetic and technique. "Criticism" is divided into two sections: "Contemporary Reception and Reviews" contains personal responses to the novel, from Lytton Strachey and E. M. Forster, as well as eleven reviews from contemporary periodicals. "Critical Essays" offers insightful interpretations by Judy Little, Alex Zwerdling, Kate Flint, Kathleen Wall, and Edward L. Bishop. A Selected Bibliography is also included.
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