Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf

Recently, over at Vulpes Libris, my friend Kate wrote a post comparing Arnold Bennett’s The Card and Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room, with a decided lack of reading love for the former.  Well, I had to stand up for our Ginny, so I have written a response today!  Read why I think Jacob’s Room is fabs here.

8 thoughts on “Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf

  • November 18, 2013 at 10:15 am
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    My immediate reaction is I love the book design! Typical of this period. Simple and beautiful. As a fan of Ms Woolf, you've now made me question…'can I actually class myself as a VW fanatic if I have neglected to read this one?' Must scout the shelves of my antiquarian bookshop and see if it's there…! Thank you for a wonderful post.

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    • November 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm
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      I think you can still be a VW fanatic without having read this one – but I'd encourage you to read it anyway! Although finding one with this cover might be tricky, or very expensive, but good luck!

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  • November 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm
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    I own this but haven't read it. Haven't had much luck with Woolf so who knows if I will ever pick it up.

    In other news, I am learning how to write HTML, so I am going to experiment here by posting a picture of The Queen. I guess if you see the picture then it worked.

    Okay, blogger would let me use the img tag. Let me try turning The Queen bold instead.

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    • November 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm
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      Well, the bold worked!
      If you don't like Woolf, then I think you probably won't like this… it's a good place to start with Woolf, because it's more accessible than some, but it's definitely still Woolf. Try her non-fic instead, if you haven't.

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  • November 21, 2013 at 7:07 am
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    I enjoyed that, Simon – and not just because of the kitten. That whole paragraph really touches on what I like about 'the domestic' in fiction. (I haven't actually read this book, of course, but you do encourage me!)

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    • November 27, 2013 at 4:03 pm
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      Oo, glad it's encouraged you Vicki! I do like the fact that the domestic was so important to the middlebrow AND the highbrow in the period.

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