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Jacob's Room (World's Classics) By Virginia Woolf

Jacob's Room (World's Classics)
by Virginia Woolf

Woolf's first truly experimental novel is a portrait of a young man, who is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war. Jacob is presented in glimpses, in fragments, as Woolf breaks down traditional ways of representing character and experience.
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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 privileged, 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. This book is one of ten World's Classics by Virginia Woolf, and comes with an introduction and explanatory notes to provide guidance for readers new to this author.

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Sku
GOR001706513
Title
Jacob's Room (World's Classics)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year published
Number of pages
305
ISBN 10
0192818198
ISBN 13
9780192818195
Prizes
N/A
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