Jacob’s Room in a modernist novel originally published in 1922. It is told in the past tense in a linear fashion spanning from the 1890s to the 1910s. Jacob Flanders, a boy from Scarborough, England attends the University of Cambridge and then moves to London. Jacob struggles with alienation from modern life and attempts to find meaning in classic art and literature. He takes a tour of Continental Europe. After his return to London, World War One breaks out, and Jacob enlists in the British army. He is killed in combat. The novel is told from many points of view, alternating between narration of plot and narration of characters’ contemplation on life and love.