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    Orlando: A Biography (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Virginia Woolf, Introduction and notes by Merry M. Pawlowski, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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    DescriptionVirginia Woolf's Orlando 'The longest and most charming love letter in literature', playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth's England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces his experience with first love as England under James I lies locked in the embrace of the Great Frost. At the midpoint of the novel, Orlando, now an ambassador in Costantinople, awakes to find that he is a woman, and the novel indulges in farce and irony to consider the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries. As the novel ends in 1928, a year consonant with full suffrage for women. Orlando, now a wife and mother, stands poised at the brink of a future that holds new hope and promise for women.


 

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    Title
    Orlando
    Subtitle
    A Biography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Virginia Woolf, Introduction and notes by Merry M. Pawlowski, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 134 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853262395
    ISBN 10: 1853262390
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC22: 823.912
    DC20: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: B-085, B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC041000, FIC014000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, notes
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    05 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Herts