Jacob's Room by Woolf, Virginia; Seshagiri, Urmila, 9780192857392
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  • ISBN: 9780192857392 | 0192857398
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/23/2022

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'What do we seek through millions of pages? Still hopefully turning the pages -- oh, here is Jacob's room.'

Who is Jacob Flanders? Virginia Woolf's third novel, published in 1922 alongside James Joyce's Ulysses and T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, follows this elusive title character from a sunlit childhood on the Cornwall coast to adventures in Cambridge, London, and Athens. Women fall in love with Jacob; young men desire his company and conversation. But Woolf keeps her scornful, charming protagonist at a distance, enveloping Jacob in mystery as he enters adulthood and the Great War thunders across Europe. A daring work that reimagines every element of the traditional novel, Jacob's Room tells a new story for a new century.

In 1922, Lytton Strachey pronounced Jacob's Room 'a most wonderful achievement—more like poetry, it seems to me, than anything else, and as such I prophesy immortal.' One hundred years after its publication, Woolf 's first full-length work of experimental fiction pulls us into the inexhaustible mysteries of intimacy and mortality.

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