Jacob's Room: With a Critical Introduction (Paperback)
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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. And the backdrop is the tragedy that was the Great War. Check out our other books at www.dogstailbooks.co.uk.