Jacob's Room (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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Widely regarded as one of the most important modernist writers, Virginia Woolf was also one of the most important female authors of the twentieth century. Jacob's Room, Woolf's third novel, is an experimental character study that delves into the life of protagonist Jacob Flanders, largely through the eyes of the friends, acquaintances, family members, and lovers who surround him.
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Jacob's Room (Illustrated)

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Overview

Widely regarded as one of the most important modernist writers, Virginia Woolf was also one of the most important female authors of the twentieth century. Jacob's Room, Woolf's third novel, is an experimental character study that delves into the life of protagonist Jacob Flanders, largely through the eyes of the friends, acquaintances, family members, and lovers who surround him.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781300951384
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 4/18/2013
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,210,724
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf
The early decades of the 20th century saw the rise of the “experimental” novel, and few writers had more success with their experiments than Virginia Woolf. Her innovative approach as a novelist, critic, and biographer made her an author who is even more widely read today than she was in her own time.

Biography

Virginia Woolf is now recognized as a major twentieth-century author, a great novelist and essayist and a key figure in literary history as a feminist and a modernist. Born in 1882, she was the daughter of the editor and critic Leslie Stephen, and suffered a traumatic adolescence after the deaths of her mother, in 1895, and her stepsister Stella, in 1897, leaving her subject to breakdowns for the rest of her life. Her father died in 1904 and two years later her favorite brother Thoby died suddenly of typhoid. With her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, she was drawn into the company of writers and artists such as Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, later known as the Bloomsbury Group. Among them she met Leonard Woolf, whom she married in 1912, and together they founded the Hogarth Press in 1917, which was to publish the work of T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster and Katherine Mansfield as well as the earliest translations of Freud. Woolf lived an energetic life among friends and family, reviewing and writing, and dividing her time between London and the Sussex Downs. In 1941, fearing another attack of mental illness, she drowned herself.

Her first novel, The Voyage Out, appeared in 1915, and she then worked through the transitional Night and Day (1919) to the highly experimental and impressionistic Jacob's Room (1922). From then on her fiction became a series of brilliant and extraordinarily varied experiments, each one searching for a fresh way of presenting the relationship between individual lives and the forces of society and history. She was particularly concerned with women's experience, not only in her novels but also in her essays and her two books of feminist polemic, A Room of One's Own (1929) and Three Guineas (1938). Her major novels include Mrs. Dalloway (1925), the historical fantasy Orlando (1928), written for Vita Sackville-West, the extraordinarily poetic vision of The Waves (1931), the family saga of The Years (1937), and Between the Acts (1941).

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 25, 1882
    2. Place of Birth:
      London
    1. Date of Death:
      March 28, 1941
    2. Place of Death:
      Sussex, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2009

    woolf's favorite novel

    Of all her books, Virginia Woolf's "Jacob's Room" was her favorite. It is like an Impressionist painting - sketches and outlines of characters, hints of plot, swirling language. It's a beautifully written novel- but be sure to take the time to read it carefully.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2000

    alone in the night ...

    this book is very tiring one... you have to read it in the silence of the night. why? because this one gives you the sensation of being another one, being a very misterious.. being loved but unknown, being frustrated for live but you desire to live forever...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Rm

    U here

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  • Posted October 12, 2009

    Jacob's Schmacob

    Maybe I wasn't in the mood for some artsy-fartsy literary style, but I couldn't get interested in this book in the first 20 pages, and had to put it down. I'll let my guilt over that fester for a while and try again, but I'm not holding out much hope that it'll somehow be better the second time.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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