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Orlando : a biography

Author: Virginia Woolf; Harcourt Brace & Company,; Quinn & Boden Company,
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, Rahway, N.J. : Quinn & Boden Company, Inc. [1928]
Series: Harvest/HBJ Book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First regular editionView all editions and formats
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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;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Annotations (Provenance)
Lesbian fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Orlando.
New York : Harcourt, Brace, ©1928
(OCoLC)609624845
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Woolf; Harcourt Brace & Company,; Quinn & Boden Company,
ISBN: 015670160X 9780156701600
OCLC Number: 7495987
Notes: Includes index.
"First American edition--first trade impression."--Kirkpatrick.
Description: ix, 5 unnumbered pages, 13-333 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : portraits ; 22 cm
Series Title: Harvest/HBJ Book.
Responsibility: by 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 the assumptions 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."--Jacket.

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