Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf

Edited by Monika Žagar

Know your Classics #3

Jacob’s Room is a groundbreaking exploration of the stream-of-consciousness technique with which Virginia Woolf since became associated. Here we find Woolf’s familiar eye on social conventions and political realities of her time, often described with irony and wit. This novel’s magnificent descriptions and unparalleled lyricism makes Jacob’s Room a compelling read. Edited and introduced by Monika Žagar this volume makes the classical text available to new generations of readers.


About the author

Virginia Woolf was an English writer whose novels, through their nonlinear approaches to narrative, exerted a major influence on the genre. Best known for her novels, especially Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, Woolf also wrote pioneering essays on artistic theory, literary history, women’s writing, and the politics of power. A fine stylist, she experimented with several forms of biographical writing, composed painterly short fictions, and sent to her friends and family a lifetime of brilliant letters.

About the editor

Monika Žagar is Professor Emerita of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Knut Hamsun: The Dark Side of Literary Brilliance and Ideological Clowns: Dag Solstad Between Modernism and Politics. She now lives in Slovenia.