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Jacob's Room (Melville House Classics)

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He left everything just as it was.... Did he think he would come back?

Jacob's Room was the first book in Virginia Woolf's unique, experimental style, making it an important text of early Modernism. Ostensibly, the story is about the life of Jacob Flanders, the title character, who is evoked purely by other characters' perceptions and memories of him. Jacob remains an absence throughout. Elegiac in tone, the work beautifully memorializes the longing and pain of a generation that lost so many of its most promising young men to World War I.

Upon it's release E.M. Forster remarked, "amazing.... a new type of fiction has swum into view."

The Art of The Novella Series

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

Synopsis:

Jacob's Room was the first book in Virginia Woolf's unique, experimental style, making it an important text of early Modernism. Ostensibly, the story is about the life of Jacob Flanders, the title character, who is evoked purely by other characters' perceptions and memories of him. Jacob remains an absence throughout. Elegiac in tone, the work beautifully memorializes the longing and pain of a generation that lost so many of its most promising young men to World War I.

About the Author

Virginia Woolf is hailed as one of the great novelists of the twentieth century, widely regarded as an important figure in early Modernism. She experimented with stream-of-consciousness to illuminate her characters' interior lives, and was an acclaimed innovator in both the language and form of such works as To The Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando and Jacob's Room.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935554363
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Art of the Novella
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
6.9 x 5.01 x .61 in .5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Jacob's Room was the first book in Virginia Woolf's unique, experimental style, making it an important text of early Modernism. Ostensibly, the story is about the life of Jacob Flanders, the title character, who is evoked purely by other characters' perceptions and memories of him. Jacob remains an absence throughout. Elegiac in tone, the work beautifully memorializes the longing and pain of a generation that lost so many of its most promising young men to World War I.
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