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Jacob's Room

By Woolf, Virginia

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Reproduction Date: 2011

Title: Jacob's Room  
Author: Woolf, Virginia
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Jacob's Room
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Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books


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Woolf, V. (1922). Jacob's Room. Retrieved from

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.

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