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Jacob's Room

by Virginia Woolf

Set in pre-war England, Jacob's story starts when he is still a child, and the novel follows him through college at Cambridge, and then into adulthood. Told mainly through the eyes of women in his life, Jacob's time in London forms a large part of the story, leading to the beginning of World War I.


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