Jacob’s Room - ebook
„Jacob’s Room” is an impressionistic novel in which there is no defined plot; rather, random circumstances in the central character’s life, Jacob Flanders, are portrayed as observations of the people who come in contact with him. Set in early 20th century England, Jacob’s Room is simply the story of a young man who dies in the first world war, Jacob Flanderrs, as told in fleeting recollections by his mother and his close friends. The novel follows Jacob’s life, but he is seen mainly at a distance, through the eyes of women who knew him more or less well, and the narrative itself is quite fragmentary, so that the reader experiences the same problem faced by Jacob’s survivors – how to piece together his life. „Jacob’s Room” marks the beginning of Woolf’s experimental literary techniques, stream of consciousness and interior monologue. Also, this novel defies the traditional style of time sequence by moving from the present to the future and back to the past.