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Jacob's Room

Virginia Woolf

The novel centres, in a very ambiguous way, around the life story of the protagonist Jacob Flanders, and is presented entirely by the impressions other characters have of Jacob [except for those times when we do indeed get Jacob's perspective]. Thus, although it could be said that the book is primarily a character study and has little in the way of plot or background, the narrative is constructed as a void in place of the central character, if indeed the novel can be said to have a 'protagonist' in conventional terms. Motifs of emptiness and absence haunt the novel and establish its elegiac feel. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

The novel centres, in a very ambiguous way, around the life story of the protagonist Jacob Flanders, and is presented entirely by the impressions other characters have of Jacob [except for those times when we do indeed get Jacob's perspective]. Thus, although it could be said that the book is primarily a character study and has little in the way of plot or background, the narrative is constructed as a void in place of the central character, if indeed the novel can be said to have a 'protagonist' in conventional terms. Motifs of emptiness and absence haunt the novel and establish its elegiac feel. (Introduction by Wikipedia)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The novel centres, in a very ambiguous way, around the life story of the protagonist Jacob Flanders, and is presented entirely by the impressions other characters have of Jacob [except for those times when we do indeed get Jacob's perspective]. Thus, although it could be said that the book is primarily a character study and has little in the way of plot or background, the narrative is constructed as a void in place of the central character, if indeed the novel can be said to have a 'protagonist' in conventional terms. Motifs of emptiness and absence haunt the novel and establish its elegiac feel. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:49