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Jacob's Room

ISBN : 9780199536580

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¥1,463
Author: 
Virginia Woolf; Kate Flint
Pages
320 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
128 x 195 mm
Pub date
Jun 2008
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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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. 
  
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About the author: 

Virginia Woolf
Edited by Kate Flint, University Lecturer in Victorian and Modern English Literature; and Fellow, Linacre College, Oxford

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