Jacob's Room

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1960 - Fiction - 176 pages
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With its publication in 1922, Virginia Woolf revolutionized the modern novel with Jacob's Room. Based on the life of her own brother, this unforgettable book chronicles the life and times of Jacob Flanders, from childhood to his death in World War I. An untraditional tale focusing on a flow of random impressions through the minds of its characters, Jacob's Room remains an important work in the development of the novel form-and a shining example of Woolf's genius and literary daring.
 

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

Virginia Woolf is an author I've always felt I should have read so I was thrilled when this novella showed up in the mail as part of the book club I belong too. The synapses didn't sound exactly ... Read full review

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User Review  - ursula - LibraryThing

Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf - I approached it with no trepidation at all, because I read Mrs. Dalloway a number of years ago and really enjoyed it, even with the page-long sentences. With that, and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
15
Section 3
30
Section 4
47
Section 5
53
Section 6
64
Section 7
74
Section 8
83
Section 10
100
Section 11
114
Section 12
125
Section 13
127
Section 14
135
Section 15
164
Section 16
176
Section 17
178

Section 9
90

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VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.

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