Jacob's Room

Image of dust jacket of Jacob's Room featuring an illustration by Vanessa Bell

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The Vanessa Bell illustration featured on the cover is reproduced with permission from the copyright holder. This item has not been made available with a CC BY-NC-ND licence and cannot be downloaded and shared.


Excepting the illustration the remaining jacket (and publication) is over 70 years old and is now out of copyright in the UK. Thanks are given to the Society of Illustrators literary estate holders of Virginia and Leonard Woolf.

This book cover is held at The Bruce Peel Library

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Image Rights Holder: © Estate of Vanessa Bell. All rights reserved, DACS 2023.

Jacob's Room





Other Edition(s):

First Edition of Jacob's Room

Woolf's third novel elaborates the experiments in form and narration undertaken in the stories of Monday or Tuesday (1919) into a novel-length work. In it, Woolf describes her protagonist, Jacob Flanders, almost entirely from the perspective of other characters who encounter him. Jacob's Room marked a watershed in Woolf's development as a writer and the history of modernist writing in English.