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October 27, 2012

Jacob’s Room


Virginia Woolf (1882 – 1941)

On this day in 1922 Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room was published. This was the first full-length book put out by the Woolfs’ Hogarth Press, with a Post-Impressionistic cover designed by sister Vanessa. It was “a new form for a new novel,” wrote Woolf before starting; afterwards, she felt confident “that I have found out how to begin (at 40) to say something in my own voice,” and that “Either I am a great writer or a nincompoop.”

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