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Jacob's Room (Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback – 2 Jan 1992

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (2 Jan. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140185704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140185706
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 410,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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--Ron Rosenbaum, "The New York Observer"
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--"Time Out London"
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--Adam Begley, "The New York Observer"
"I've always been haunted by Bartleby, the proto-slacker. But it's the handsomely minimalist cover of the Melville House edition that gets me here, one of many in the small publisher's fine 'Art of the Novella' series."
--"The New Yorker"
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--KQED (NPR San Francisco)
"Some like it short, and if you're one of them, Melville House, an independent publisher based in Brooklyn, has a line of books for you... eleg -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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An experimental novel about a young man who yearns for something greater than his everyday life holds. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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