Jacob's Room, Paperback

Jacob's Room Paperback



Jacob Flanders is a young man passing from adolescence to adulthood in a hazy rite of passage.

From his boyhood on the windswept shores of Cornwall to his days as a student at Cambridge, his elusive, chameleon-like character is gradually revealed in a stream of loosely related incidents and impressions: whether through his mother's letters, his friend's conversations, or the thoughts of the women who adore him.

Then we glimpse him as a young man, caught under the glare of a London streetlamp.

It is 1914, he is twenty-six, and Europe is on the brink of war !

This tantalizing novel heralded Woolf's bold departure from the traditional methods of the novel, with its experimental play between time and reality, memory and desire.




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