Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2009
Duration: 6 hours 3 minutes
This impressionistic novel by Virginia Woolf marks the author's first move towards the experimentation for which she would later become recognized. Through a montage of passing images, conversations, and stream-of-consciousness internal dialogue, it tells the story of Jacob Flanders, an idealistic young man attempting to reconcile his love of classical culture with the chaotic reality of contemporary society against the turbulent background of World War I. Hailed by friends such as T.S. Eliot, the tale represents a turning point in the history of the English novel. Wrote E.M. Forster, "Jacob's Room comes as a tremendous surprise. The impossible has occurred….A new type of fiction has swum into view."