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PART II - BOOKS
CHAPTER VII - THE EARLY NOVELS OF VIRGINIA WOOLF

voices of children, such freshness of surprise : breaking the silence ? But there was no silence ; all the time the motor omnibuses were turning their wheels and changing their gear : like a vast nest of Chinese boxes all of wrought steel turning ceaselessly one within another the city murmured ; on the top of which the voices cried aloud and the petals of myriads of flowers flashed their colours in the air.'

The objection (or apparent objection) to this sort of writing is that it cannot say much or be sure of saying anything. It is an inspired breathlessness, a beautiful droning or gasping which trusts to luck, and can never express human relationships or the structure of society. So at least one would suppose, and that is why the novel of Jacob's Room (1922) comes as a tremendous surprise. The impossible has occurred. The style closely resembles that of Kew Gardens. The blobs of colour continue to drift past ; but in their midst, interrupting their course like a closely sealed jar, rises the solid figure of a young man. In what sense Jacob is alive-in what sense any of Virginia Woolf's characters live-we have yet to determine. But that he exists, that he stands as does a monument is certain, and wherever he stands we recognize him for the same and are touched by his outline. The coherence of the book is even more amazing than its beauty. In the stream of glittering similes, unfinished sentences, hectic catalogues, unanchored proper names, we seem to be going nowhere: Yet the goal comes, the method and the matter prove to have been one, and looking back from the pathos of the closing scene we see for a moment the airy drifting atoms piled into a colonnade. The break with Night and Day and even with The Voyage Out is complete. A new type of fiction has swum into view, and it is none the less new because it has had a few predecessors-laborious, well-meaning, still-born books by up-todate authors, which worked the gasp and the drone for all they were worth, and are unreadable.
Three years after Jacob's Room comes another novel in the same style, or slight modification of the style : Mrs. Dalloway. It is,perhaps her masterpiece,' but difficult, and I am not altogether sure about every detail, except when my fountain pen is

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