Virginia Woolf

Orlando: A Biography

Orlando: A Biography is an influential novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928. A semi-biographical novel based in part on the life of Woolf's lover Vita Sackville-West, it is generally considered one of Woolf's most accessible novels. The novel has been influential stylistically, and is considered important in literature generally, and particularly in the history of women's writing and gender studies. A film adaptation was released in 1992, starring Tilda Swinton as Orlando and Quentin Crisp as Queen Elizabeth I.
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    Ulykbek Akhmetshared an impressionlast year
    👎Give This a Miss
    💩Utter Crap
    💤Borrrriiinnng!
    💧Soppy

    Pardon me, but this is a bullshit. I know that I'm not a writer and a critic neither, however this book was absolutely nonsense to me, hold on, but there is some shock, emotions, intrigues in the nonsense, so this book is worse than a nonsense. With all respect to an author, but it's not worthy of reading. Nowadays there is an standard that called gender equality, and indeed there is, so this book is worthless in perspective of whatever the author thought it would be a issue to vivid gender inequality

    John Sweeneyshared an impression3 years ago
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile

    No one is better at this than Virginia. But really a poem. Funny and profound. We must be kinder to each other. We have all been here before.Dizzying ride.

    Дарина Хололовичshared an impression3 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot

Quotes

    Marko P.has quoted2 years ago
    By the truth we are undone. Life is a dream.
    Fernanda Olverahas quoted3 years ago
    He — for there could be no doubt of his sex
    anahas quoted2 months ago
    ‘All ends in death,’ Orlando would say, sitting upright, his face clouded with gloom. (For that was the way his mind worked now, in violent see-saws from life to death, stopping at nothing in between, so that the biographer must not stop either, but must fly as fast as he can and so keep pace with the unthinking passionate foolish actions and sudden extravagant words in which, it is impossible to deny, Orlando at this time of his life indulged.)

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