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Jacob's Room

Second Edition

Virgina Woolf
Edited by Urmila Seshagiri

July 2022

ISBN: 9780192857392

320 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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 Virgina Woolf's third novel and first truly experiential novel edited by Urmila Seshagiri
  • 2022 marks the centenary of Jacob's Room, first published on 26 October, 1922
  • The text recreates 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 in Woolf's development as an author
  • Includes maps covering the sites Jacob visits throughout the novel

New to this edition

  • Includes several new explanatory endnotes for the 21st century reader which include historical and literary references, geographical sites, and terms that have passed out of common usage

About the Author(s)

Virgina Woolf

Edited 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 and is the editor of an upcoming first scholarly edition of Virginia Woolf's memoir Sketch of the Past as well as an edition of Woolf's To the Lighthouse. 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