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Orlando

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With an Introduction and Notes by Merry M. Pawlowski, Professor and Chair, Department of English, California State University, Bakersfield.


Virginia 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 10mm | 134g
  • Herts, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • w. ill.
  • 1853262390
  • 9781853262395
  • 5,794

About Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf wurde am 25. Januar 1882 in London geboren und wuchs im großbürgerlichen Milieu des viktorianischen England auf. Der Tod ihrer Mutter 1895 und ihrer älteren Schwester führte zu einer schweren psychischen Krise, deren Schatten sie nie mehr loslassen sollten. 1912 heiratete sie Leonard Woolf. Zusammen gründeten sie 1917 den Verlag The Hogarth Press. Bereits in jungen Jahren bildete sie gemeinsam mit ihrem Bruder den Mittelpunkt der intellektuellen "Bloomsbury Group". Ihr Haus war eines der Zentren der Künstler und Literaten der Bloomsbury Group. Ihre Romane zählen zu den Meilensteinen moderner Literatur. Zugleich war sie eine der einflußreichsten Essayistinnen ihrer Zeit. Aus Furcht, geistig zu umnachten, nahm sie sich am 28. März 1941 nach einem Bombenangriff das Leben.
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74,351 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 32% (23,908)
4 35% (26,010)
3 23% (16,979)
2 7% (5,428)
1 3% (2,026)
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