Orlando: A Biography

Virginia Woolf

Verlag: Vintage, 1992
ISBN 10: 009998220X / ISBN 13: 9780099982203
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Inhaltsangabe: Orlando: A Biography is an influential novel by Virginia Woolf. 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.

Review: In 1928, way before everyone else was talking about gender-bending and way, way before the terrific movie with Tilda Swinton, Virginia Woolf wrote her comic masterpiece, a fantastic, fanciful love letter disguised as a biography, to Vita Sackville-West. Orlando enters the book as an Elizabethan nobleman and leaves the book three centuries and one change of gender later as a liberated woman of the 1920s. Along the way this most rambunctious of Woolf's characters engages in sword fights, trades barbs with 18th century wits, has a baby, and drives a car. This is a deliriously written, breathless-making book and a classic both of lesbian literature and the Western canon.

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Titel: Orlando: A Biography
Verlag: Vintage
Erscheinungsdatum: 1992
Einband: Paperback

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Woolf, Virginia
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, New York, 1946. ca.18 x 11 cm Lehrerbibliotheksexemplar mit entsprechenden Stempeln und Vermerken. Rücken mit kleinem Aufkleber, altersbedingte leichte Gebrauchspuren, Seiten im guten Zustand. Taschenbuch mit Klarsichtfolie überzogen 216 Seiten. Artikel-Nr. BEC-19131-3

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Woolf Virginia
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Buchbeschreibung Virago, London, 1993. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Virago Press Ltd 1993; Good plus in paperback; 219 pages. Artikel-Nr. 17110

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Virginia Woolf
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin UK. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Once described as the 'longest and most charming love-letter in literature', the Virginia Woolf's Orlando is edited by Brenda Lyons with an introduction and notes by Sandra M. Gilbert in Penguin Classics. Written for Virginia Woolf's intimate friend, the charismatic writer Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is a playful mock 'biography' of a chameleonic historical figure, immortal and ageless, who changes sex and identity on a whim. First masculine, then feminine, Orlando begins life as a young sixteenth-century nobleman, then gallops through three centuries to end up as a woman writer in Virginia Woolf's own time. A wry commentary on gender roles and modes of history, Orlando is also, in Woolf's own words, a light-hearted 'writer's holiday' which delights in ambiguity and capriciousness. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. This informal collective of artists and writers, which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive Orlando (1928) and A Room of One's Own (1929) a passionate feminist essay. If you enjoyed Orlando , you might like Woolf's The Waves , also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'I read this book and believed it was a hallucinogenic, interactive biography of my own life and future' Tilda Swinton 336 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780141184272

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Woolf, Virginia:
Verlag: New York; Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1928)
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Buchbeschreibung New York; Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1928. Hardcover/Pappeinband. Buchzustand: Akzeptabel. First regular edition. 333 S. Schutzumschlag stark berieben und mit Fehlstellen und Einrissen am Rand. Einbanddeckel stark fleckig (Feuchtigkeit?). Papier gering gewellt. Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer beiliegend. In aller Regel versandfertig in ein bis zwei Werktagen. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 650. Artikel-Nr. 28997

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Woolf, Virginia / ed. by J H Stape
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford, Blackwell for the Shakespeare Head Press 1998, 1998. 1st ed. - With index. - Hardcover with fine dustjacket. Artikel-Nr. F118129

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WOOLF, Virginia.
Verlag: Hogarth Press, London, 1928 (1928)
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Buchbeschreibung Hogarth Press, London, 1928, 1928. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, plain coated burgundy endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression. Artikel-Nr. 35706

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WOOLF, Virginia.
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Buchbeschreibung London The Hogarth Press, 1948. Fourteen volumes, "Uniform Edition", mixed impressions, sml. 8vo., bound in half purple morocco with yellow and grey lettering-pieces, grey endpapers and all edges gilt. A near complete set of the Uniform Edition of the works of Virginia Woolf, the impression stated is that of each title since first published, hence the variations. The colour of the superb binding is purple in recognition of the distinctive purple ink Woolf always used. Kirkpatrick A22a; Woolmer 423. Artikel-Nr. 92489

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WOOLF, Virginia.
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Buchbeschreibung London: Hogarth Press, 1928, 1928. Octavo. Original orange cloth, title to spine gilt. Housed in an orange quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine dulled, small mark to front cover, internally fresh. Frontispiece and 7 plates. First edition, first impression. A superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To Ottoline from Virginia", on the front free endpaper. Next to this, the recipient, Lady Ottoline Morrell, has drawn her monogram in pencil, and added the date (11 October 1928)and her address (Gower Street, WC). With Morrell's characteristic marginal markings in pencil to a number of passages in the text that appealed to her, and annotations to the rear free endpaper. Around the time the book was inscribed, Morrell had finished the renovations at No. 10 Gower Street, which she had acquired earlier in the year; she gave up residence in her country home, Garsington Manor, where she had been a renowned hostess, and began opening the town house to "the talent and intellect of London" (Darroch, p. 268). Woolf's initial spitefulness towards Morrell diminished with her move to London. She admired Morrell's uncomplaining spirit in the face of various ailments, including necrosis of the jaw, and, though she had initially derided Morrell's bohemian dress and mannerisms as "grand and artificial", with her arrival at Gower Street, "she realised that 'she continued to be as vivid, as idiosyncratic, and as unselfconsciously bizarre' wherever she was, 'whether you put her in a Lyons Corner Shop or in Windsor Castle'" (Humm, p. 220). Ottoline's "aristocratic connections, zest for theater, passion for art, and attachment to France converged in making her, at varying times, victim, idol, and, as Virginia Woolf said, "enchantress" of Bloomsbury" (Caws & Wright, p. 121). Provenance: from the library of Lady Ottoline Morrell, thence by descent. Kirkpatrick A11b & Woolmer 185; Humm, Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts, p. 220; Caws & Bird, Bloomsbury and France: Art and Friends; Darroch, Life of Ottoline Morrell. Artikel-Nr. 116121

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