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Orlando

A Biography
Woolf, Virginia (Book - 2006)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Orlando
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Begun as a "joke," Orlando is Virginia Woolf's fantastical biography of a poet who first appears as a sixteen-year-old boy at the court of Elizabeth I, and is left at the novel's end a married woman in the year 1928. Part love letter to Vita Sackville-West, part exploration of the art of biography, Orlando is one of Woolf's most popular and entertaining works. This new annotated edition will deepen readers' understanding of Woolf's brilliant creation. Annotated and with an introduction by Maria DiBattista
Authors: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941
Title: Orlando
a biography
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006
Edition: Annotated ed., 1st ed
Characteristics: lxvii, 316 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Virginia Woolf ; annotated and with an introduction by Maria DiBattista ; Mark Hussey, general editor
Notes: "A Harvest book."
Additional Contributors: DiBattista, Maria 1947-
Hussey, Mark 1956-
ISBN: 0156031515
9780156031516
Branch Call Number: FICTION WOOLF
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Transsexuals Fiction Nobility Fiction Sex role Fiction England Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Transsexuals
Nobility
Sex role
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. Orlando. Annotated ed., 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006 9780547543161 (OCoLC)770431355
LCCN: 2005037769
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A fantastical biography of a poet who first appears as a sixteen-year-old boy at the court of Elizabeth I and is left at the novel's end as a married woman in the year 1928.


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Dec 18, 2013
  • diggie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

one of woolf's most accessible novels, this is also one of the funniest and prettiest books i've ever read.

Oct 07, 2011
  • lisahiggs rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I totally didn’t get this one, although it was strangely readable. I lost track of who was transgendered and who was immortal and who was both, and wished that those aspects were a subject of the novel and not a device. Like many stories involving longer-than-human lengths of time, a great deal of it is spent on the beginning and then we zoom through the next few hundred years and come to a quick conclusion.

Sep 15, 2011
  • MomoT rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not an easy read and quite frustrating in some ways, but sly and witty in others. Difficult to categorise.

Mar 31, 2011
  • vwruleschick rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Orlando who first starts off as a male who writes stories and poetry and over time, he turns into a she. And all his/her struggles with life and their running away and living life which supposedly lasts over 300 years. Unfortunately I didn't get much out of this book.

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