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Jacob's Room (version 2)

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf’s third novel lacks a conventional narrative style and some say even a plot. It follows Jacob from his childhood, through his education at Cambridge and finally to his death in World War I. The prose repeatedly shifts its point of view and the reader is challenged to find connections between the narrative fragments. Largely from the comments of others we come to know the sequence and some moments of Jacob’s life but we never fully learn who Jacob is. The literary experimentation in Jacob’s Room is used even more successfully in Woolf’s later novels. (Summary by DaveC)

Virginia Woolf’s third novel lacks a conventional narrative style and some say even a plot. It follows Jacob from his childhood, through his education at Cambridge and finally to his death in World War I. The prose repeatedly shifts its point of view and the reader is challenged to find connections between the narrative fragments. Largely from the comments of others we come to know the sequence and some moments of Jacob’s life but we never fully learn who Jacob is. The literary experimentation in Jacob’s Room is used even more successfully in Woolf’s later novels. (Summary by DaveC)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Virginia Woolf’s third novel lacks a conventional narrative style and some say even a plot. It follows Jacob from his childhood, through his education at Cambridge and finally to his death in World War I. The prose repeatedly shifts its point of view and the reader is challenged to find connections between the narrative fragments. Largely from the comments of others we come to know the sequence and some moments of Jacob’s life but we never fully learn who Jacob is. The literary experimentation in Jacob’s Room is used even more successfully in Woolf’s later novels. (Summary by DaveC)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 57m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:00:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:26