Orlando (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)
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Orlando (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN DUNMORE

As his tale begins, Orlando is a passionate young nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colourful delights of Queen Elizabeth's court. By the close, he will have transformed into a modern, 36-year-old woman and three centuries will have passed. Orlando will not only witness the making of history from its edge, but will find that his unique position as a woman who knows what it is to be a man will give him insight into matters of the heart.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 178 x 17mm | 199g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 1784870854
  • 9781784870850
  • 18,456

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"Undoubtedly Virginia Woolf's most intense and one of the most singular [novels] of our era"
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"Orlando is the wittiest little book, a pleasure: it makes me laugh every time I read it" "Undoubtedly Virginia Woolf's most intense and one of the most singular [novels] of our era"
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About Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882. After her father's death in 1904 Virginia and her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, moved to Bloomsbury and became the centre of `The Bloomsbury Group'. This informal collective of artists and writers exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture.

In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf, a writer and social reformer. Three years later, her first novel The Voyage Out was published, followed by Night and Day (1919) and Jacob's Room (1922). Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography. On 28 March 1941, a few months before the publication of her final novel, Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf committed suicide.
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