Jacob's Room


Virginia Woolf


Well known as Woolf's frst experimental novel to have been published by the Press, Jacob's Room was published with a dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. A second impression of 2000 further copies was issued later in 1922 and later impressions were issued as part of the Uniform Edition (Woolmer 17). A wealth of literary criticism on this novel about the life of Jacob Flanders, as on most of Woolf's other works, exists. An early review in The Guardian wrote in a mostly favourable review that "doubtless she is something of a cult, and in certain passages you might believe that she is making fun of devotees," a statement which indicates something about the fervent following that the Press had by 1922.



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