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Jacob's Room

Second Edition

Virginia Woolf
Edited and Introduced by Urmila Seshagiri

June 2022

ISBN: 9780192857392

240 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £7.99

Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel. It is a portrait of a young man, who is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war.

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Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel. It is a portrait of a young man, who is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war.

  • A new edition of Virginia Woolf's third novel - her first full-length experimental work - edited with an Introduction and Notes by Urmila Seshagiri
  • 2022 marks the centenary of Jacob's Room, first published on 26 October, 1922
  • This edition reproduces Woolf's original 1922 Hogarth Press text
  • An adept Introduction which brings Jacob's Room into current conversations about the modernist movement and establishes its significance for Woolf's development as an author
  • Detailed maps allow the reader to follow Jacob's travels throughout the novel

New to this edition

  • New explanatory endnotes for the 21st-century reader, including historical and literary references, geographical sites, terms that have passed out of common usage, and connections to Woolf's other writings
  • A compositional chronology of Jacob's Room featuring excerpts from Woolf's diaries and letters
  • Overviews of Woolf's published reviews and essays as well as her work at the Hogarth Press

About the Author(s)

Virginia Woolf

Edited and Introduced by Urmila Seshagiri

Urmila Seshagiri is Lindsay Young Professor of English at the University of Tennessee. She is the author of Race and the Modernist Imagination (Cornell) and is the editor of an upcoming first scholarly edition of Virginia Woolf's memoir Sketch of the Past (Cornell) as well as an edition of Woolf's To the Lighthouse (WW Norton & Co) She is also the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and has published extensively on modernism, feminism, and contemporary literature.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of Virginia Woolf
    Maps
    Jacob's Room
    Explanatory Notes