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Jacob's Room & The Waves: Two Complete Novels
Jacob's Room The Waves Two Complete Novels Author:Virginia Woolf Two outstanding novels by one of the most distinguished writers of our time. — Virginia Woolf — JACOB'S ROOM — "Here within the scope of one small book is compressed the whole life of Jacob Flanders... From a very small boy he passes through the scenes of his life in the war. Instead of constructing the story with the heroic mood in view, building ... more »up to a climax of sacrifice, we feel we are seeing it almost as Jacob Flanders might have looked at his own life. Our memories are full of moments and hours--unheroic moments, but moments nevertheless which stand vividly etched."
"It is impossible to describe, impossible to do more than salute, the richness, the strangeness, the poetic illumination of this book. The characters are not analysed, as in a laboratory: they are entered into, untuited. In each soliloquy in this pattern of soliloquies we ourselves are at the centre. We are Bernard, we are Susan, but with this difference: that we have borrowed, for a moment, the lamp of genius, and by its light may read the secrets of our private universe."