An important text in early Modernism, Jacob’s Room is unique and experimental in style. Ostensibly, it follows the life of Jacob Flanders, evoked purely through other people’s perceptions of him. Jacob remains absent throughout. He is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war. The novel’s composition coincided with the consolidation of Woolf’s interest in feminism and she criticises the privileged thoughtless smugness of patriarchy, but also captures the pain and longing of a generation of men lost to war.
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The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
One of 60 low-priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin's 60th anniversary. All the titles are extracts from Penguin Classics titles.
The Eternal Husband
A rich and idle man confronts his dead mistress' husband. This novel offers an exploration of love, guilt, and hatred.
The Lifted Veil
I have lately been subject to attacks of angina pectoris; and in the ordinary course of things, my physician tells me, I may fairly hope that my life will not be protracted many months. Unless, then, I am cursed with an...
A Sleep and a Forgetting
A major figure in nineteenth-century letters, Howells influenced a generation of American writers. In this tale, a young doctor abroad is asked to heal a beautiful woman who has mysteriously lost her memory. He must explore the...
Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street
The rat race of Wall Street is turned on its head when Bartleby the copier decides that he simply would prefer not to in this absorbing early modernist tale.
Brief impressions and conversations, internal monologues, and letters convey the story of a lonely young man unable to reconcile his classical ideals with the reality of World War I society. Sensitive exploration of character and...