Jacob's Room (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Jacob's Room (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Virginia Woolf
     
 

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Jacob’s Room is at once Virginia Woolf’s most cinematic and most poetic novel.  Throwing off traditional novelistic conventions, she devised a stylistically radical new book shaped by the memories of a lost brother, a clear-eyed feminist sensibility, and a fierce pacifism. Using a condensed, imagistic method, Woolf tells the story of Jacob

Overview

Jacob’s Room is at once Virginia Woolf’s most cinematic and most poetic novel.  Throwing off traditional novelistic conventions, she devised a stylistically radical new book shaped by the memories of a lost brother, a clear-eyed feminist sensibility, and a fierce pacifism. Using a condensed, imagistic method, Woolf tells the story of Jacob Flanders, a young man destined for the trenches of World War I.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411429970
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
463 KB

Meet the Author

Born Adeline Virginia Woolf in 1882, Woolf showed a passion for words at a young age. Her brother, Thoby, introduced her to the circle of artists and intellectuals who would become known as the Bloomsbury Group. It was his death in 1906 that shaped the story of Jacob's Room. Woolfe had her first mental breakdown when she was only thirteen years old and went on to have several more severe breakdowns in her twenties and thirties before committing suicide in 1941.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 25, 1882
Date of Death:
March 28, 1941
Place of Birth:
London
Place of Death:
Sussex, England
Education:
Home schooling

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Jacob's Room (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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She walked in.
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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...
Jarpy More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wht are you weaing? And are you a virgin.
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