Written as a series of episodes, a portrait of the life of Jacob Flanders is based solely on the observations of others, from those who knew him well, to those who merely passed him on the street. Reprint.
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: Virginia Woolf's first original and distinguished work, Jacob's Room
is the story of a sensitive young man named Jacob Flanders. The life story, character and friends of Jacob are presented in a series for separate scenes and moments from his childhood, through college at Cambridge, love affairs in London, and travels in Greece, to his death in the war. Jacob's Room
established Virginia Woolf's reputation as a highly poetic and symbolic writer who places emphasis not on plot or action but on the psychological realm of occupied by her characters.