Virginia Woolf: Jacob's Room

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Virginia Woolf's third novel, written between 1920 and 1922, marked an important turning point in the author's creative career, representing Woolf's first long experiment in a new form of writing, which opened the way to the author's following development of experimental narrative structures.

Jacob's Room may be considered, as Woolf herself remarked in her diary, the work in which she found her own voice, and began to orchestrate new narrative constructions, far from the more traditional form of her first novels, Night and Day (1915) and The Voyage Out (1919). In fact, Jacob's Room was intended to follow the experimentalism already present in Woolf's short stories (in particular in “An …

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Prudente, Teresa. "Jacob's Room". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 July 2007
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