First edition of this early novel grappling with the personal traumas of World War I, her first to experiment with modernist techniques that would become central to her style.
"What am I to do with these, Mr. Bonamy?"
A novel of grief that weaves complex inner lives for its characters, based in part on the death of Woolf's brother. The life of the title character, who died in World War I, is described in fragmentary sequences "so that the reader experiences the same problem faced by Jacob's survivors – how to piece together his life" (Lewis 112). Woolf's short story collection MONDAY OR TUESDAY (1919) also toys with stream of consciousness and other modernist techniques, but JACOB'S ROOM was the first novel in which she began working through these innovations. One of only 1200 copies printed.
Read more: Woolmer, A checklist of the Hogarth Press, 26; Lewis, The Cambridge Introduction to Modernism.
Richmond: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1922. Octavo. 7.5'' x 5''. Original orange cloth, printed paper spine label. Fore-edge and bottom edge uncut. Publisher's catalogue at rear. 290, 14 pages. Pencil owner name on front free endpaper. Bookseller label in gutter of rear pastedown. Offsetting to endpapers, rear joint cracked but firm at T1. Spine moderately toned, with bumping to corners and spine ends. Interior clean overall, cloth much less soiled than typically seen.
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