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Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0192836571

Cover of Jacob
ISBN13: 978-0192836571
ISBN10: 0192836579
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2005
International: No

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Jacob's Room - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0192836571

Woolf

ISBN13: 978-0192836571
ISBN10: 0192836579
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

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 privilege 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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