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Orlando - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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Orlando - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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Published: 11/12/2014
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'I feel the need of an escapade after these serious poetic experimental books...I want to kick up my heels & be off.' Orlando tells the tale of an extraordinary individual who lives through centuries of English history, first as a man, then as a woman; of his/her encounters with queens, kings, novelists, playwrights, and poets, and of his/her struggle to find fame and immortality not through actions, but through the written word. At its heart are the life and works of Woolf's friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, and Knole, the historic home of the Sackvilles. But as well as being a love letter to Vita, Orlando mocks the conventions of biography and history, teases the pretensions of contemporary men of letters, and wryly examines sexual double standards. This new edition discusses Woolf's stylistic aims, the biographical parallels, and the work's literary context, and includes the original illustrations. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199650736
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 13 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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If you have always wanted to read Woolf but feel intimidated, Orlando is a good place to start. And you can't go wrong with this new Oxford edition. * Shiny New Books, Stefanie Hollmichel *

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Lizzie | @littlehux

“A hilarious faux-biography of gender swapping”

Orlando was my 5th read Virginia Woolf book, but I personally think it would be a great option for a first-Woolf given its relatively straight forward narrative structure and wonderful humour.

Orlando is a very... More

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“If you've not read Virginia Woolf then start here!”

Queen Elizabeth I tells Orlando never to grow old. After such a magical experience of meeting this powerful woman, Orlando decides to stay young. He then sails through the ages as a man in love, a lord, a poet and... More

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“Contorted Prose”

Orlando was written in 1928 but the contorted style of prose makes it feel 18th century. Actually Dracula is better from a prose style point of view. Anyway, I loved the fairytale quality of the story but think... More

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