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ORLANDO (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

Virginia Woolf
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The Definitive Edition of ORLANDO
-Illustrated with period photos, including 4 of the original 1928 illustrations
-Complete and unabridged text, formatted for Kindle
-Active table of contents to reach your chapter quickly

“The longest and most charming love-letter in literature.” Nigel Nicolson

“A poetic masterpiece of the first rank” Rebecca West

“It is as though we could live as we always wanted to; disappointments, difficulties, sorrow, love, children, lovers, nothing to be avoided, everything to be claimed. Not locked. Not limited. Ecstasy. Reading Orlando is a pleasure. It is like sitting up all night by the fire with an old friend and a bottle of wine, where the talk is easy, whether of great things or small, and when, as morning comes, you feel better.” Jeanette Winterson, New Statesman

“Woolf’s hero-heroine is hundreds of years old. At the beginning of the book Orlando is a boy of 16, melancholy, indolent, loving solitude and given to writing poetry; the age is the Elizabethan; the book ends on the 11th of October, 1928, and Orlando is a thoroughly modern matron of 36, who has published a successful book of poems and has evolved a hard-earned philosophy of life.” New York Times

ORLANDO is Virginia Woolf’s beautifully written unique masterpiece of 20th Century literature now available in this specially presented edition. It is the incredibly readable story of Orlando's journey through history and gender in search of his/her passionate dreams.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 984 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Publisher: Classic Fiction of Virginia Woolf: Orlando; First edition (2 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D6OD40K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,573 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Virginia Woolf is now recognized as a major twentieth-century author, a great novelist and essayist and a key figure in literary history as a feminist and a modernist. Born in 1882, she was the daughter of the editor and critic Leslie Stephen, and suffered a traumatic adolescence after the deaths of her mother, in 1895, and her step-sister Stella, in 1897, leaving her subject to breakdowns for the rest of her life. Her father died in 1904 and two years later her favourite brother Thoby died suddenly of typhoid.

With her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, she was drawn into the company of writers and artists such as Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, later known as the Bloomsbury Group. Among them she met Leonard Woolf, whom she married in 1912, and together they founded the Hogarth Press in 1917, which was to publish the work of T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster and Katherine Mansfield as well as the earliest translations of Freud. Woolf lived an energetic life among friends and family, reviewing and writing, and dividing her time between London and the Sussex Downs. In 1941, fearing another attack of mental illness, she drowned herself.

Her first novel, The Voyage Out, appeared in 1915, and she then worked through the transitional Night and Day (1919) to the highly experimental and impressionistic Jacob's Room (1922). From then on her fiction became a series of brilliant and extraordinarily varied experiments, each one searching for a fresh way of presenting the relationship between individual lives and the forces of society and history. She was particularly concerned with women's experience, not only in her novels but also in her essays and her two books of feminist polemic, A Room of One's Own (1929) and Three Guineas (1938).

Her major novels include Mrs Dalloway (1925), the historical fantasy Orlando (1928), written for Vita Sackville-West, the extraordinarily poetic vision of The Waves (1931), the family saga of The Years (1937), and Between the Acts (1941). All these are published by Penguin, as are her Diaries, Volumes I-V, and selections from her essays and short stories.


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5.0 out of 5 stars A great novel properly presented 7 Jun 2013
By Jak
Format:Kindle Edition
"Orlando" is a magical tale set across the centuries. Perhaps Virginia Woolf's most enticing book, this edition has the original photos of Vita Sackville-West in it. A great novel properly presented.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Orlando 2 Oct 2013
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I had no idea what was going on int his book but lived it anyway. The prose is delicious and well worth reading just for that alone. Very much enjoyed the illustrations and the introduction was also useful.

Highly recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Heavy going 14 Jun 2014
By JEH
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At present, despite having bought this some months ago, I've got only halfway through. The narrative is really pedestrian, unenlivened by dialogue - I've encountered none yet! - and it really has become a bit of an ordeal. I've started, as they say on Mastermind, so I'll finish, but heaven knows when.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So, who is afraid of Virginia Woolf? 30 Dec 2013
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What else is there to say about this other than to fill out the necessary word-count. Oh, another one required!
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