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Orlando: a Biography (Oxford World's Classics)

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ISBN-10: 0199536597

ISBN-13: 9780199536597

Edition: N/A

Authors: Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf's exuberant `biography' tells the story of the cross-dressing, sex-changing Orlando who begins life as a young noble in the sixteenth century and moves through numerous historical and geographical worlds to finish as a modern woman writer in the 1920s. The book is in part a happy tribute to the `life' that her love for Vita Sackville-West had breathed into Virginia Woolf's own day-to-day existence; it is also Woolf's light-hearted and light-handed teasing out of theassumptions that lie behind the normal conventions for writing about a fictional or historical life. In this novel, Virginia Woolf plays loose and fast: Orlando uncovers a literary and sexual revolution overnight.
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Book details

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Pages: 416
Weight: 0.880