Jacob's Room

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A portrait of a young man and his times, Jacob’s Room is Virginia Woolf’s first truly experimental novel. E.M. Forster wrote of it, “amazing…a new type of fiction has swum into view.” Impressionistic in style, experiment ...Continua
One of my favourite books... Not an easy read, but certainly worth the effort! A magnificent reflection on relationships between people, on how a person is perceived from the outside by strangers, acquaintances and the people they love most... A book...Continua
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Considered Woolf's first original and distinguished work, [this book] concerns a sensitive young man who finds himself unable to reconcile his love of classical culture with the chaotic reality of World War I. His story unfolds in a series of brief...Continua
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So exquisitely crafted that both the universal qualities of youth and the uniqueness of one young man become powerfully fused, [this book] is Woolf's first stream-of-consciousness novel – nonlinear, experimental, and possessing an ending that is amon...Continua

Charlotte de...
Wrote Apr 27, 2008, 10:59
It seems then that men and women are equally at fault. It seems that a profound, impartial, and absolutely just opinion of our fellow-creatures is utterly unknown. Either we are men, or we are women. Either we are cold, or we are sentimental. Either...Continua

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