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Jacob's Room (Unabridged)

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XA 0148
Jacob's Room (Unabridged)
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ISBN: 9781843797692
Download Size: 384 Mb
Running Time: 06:51:21
UPC Code: 9781843797692

Release Date: January 2014
Originally recorded in 2014
Virginia Woolf
Pippa Vaughan
Juliet Stevenson
Spoken Word
Classic Fiction

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Jacob's Room (Unabridged)
Virginia Woolf
Read by Juliet Stevenson
Published in 1922, the same year as Ulysses and The Waste Land, Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's own modernist manifesto. Ostensibly a study of a young man's life on the eve of the Great War, it is really a bomb thrown into the world of the conventional novel, as she attempts to capture the richness and randomness of life's encounters. Jacob Flanders is a mere point of contact between a crowd of people, appearing and disappearing in a tableau in which all is flux, without certainty and without a controlling viewpoint. But it seems that the author could not maintain this rigorous impersonality, and the radical technique breaks down, so that we finally see Jacob as a person, just as his world is blown apart.

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