Jacob's Room, Virginia Woolf. Hogarth Press; Clarke, Irwin & Company. Uniform Edition. Eight impression, 1954.
Vintage hardcover with dust jacket, price-clipped. Jacket: Very good. Some small chips and wear to edges and spine of jacket. Some creasing to back of jacket. Some fading to cover. Book: very good. Green boards are clean, binding tight. No markings inside. Overall very good condition.
"Virginia Woolf's first original and distinguished work, Jacob's Room is the story of a sensitive young man named Jacob Flanders. The life story, character and friends of Jacob are presented in a series for separate scenes and moments from his childhood, through college at Cambridge, love affairs in London, and travels in Greece, to his death in the war. Jacob's Room established Virginia Woolf's reputation as a highly poetic and symbolic writer who places emphasis not on plot or action but on the psychological realm of occupied by her characters." (Goodreads)."
Virginia Woolf is considered one of the most significant modernist writers of 20th century literature. In addition to 9 novels, she wrote prolifically on artistic theory, literary criticism, feminism and women’s writing. She wrote short fiction, biographical work, and numerous published letters. She played a central role in the Bloomsbury Group, and was one of the first to use the ‘stream of consciousness’ narrative device. Her intense intimate relationship with Vita Sackville-West was thoroughly documented in their letters and diaries, and she is widely considered a queer literary icon.