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He left everything just as it was.... Did he think he would come back?

Jacob's Room
was the first book in Virginia Woolf's unique, experimental style, making it an important text of early Modernism. Ostensibly, the story is about the life of Jacob Flanders, the title character, who is evoked purely by other characters' perceptions and memories of him. Jacob remains an absence throughout. Elegiac in tone, the work beautifully memorializes the longing and pain of a generation that lost so many of its most promising young men to World War I.

Upon it's release E.M. Forster remarked, "amazing.... a new type of fiction has swum into view."

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  • Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf
  • March 08, 2011
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Melville House
  • $10.00
  • 9781935554363

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