Orlando

Orlando

ISBN: 0857862588

ISBN 13: 9780857862587

Publication Date: April 01, 2012

Publisher: Canongate UK

Pages: 304

Format: Paperback

Authors: Virginia Woolf, Jeffrey Eugenides, Tilda Swinton

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An introduction by Tilda Swinton rounds out this beautifully produced edition of Virginia Woolf's glittering and exuberant fantasy
 
Written for and dedicated to Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is sometimes described as the "longest and most charming love letter in literature." During the Elizabethan era, the young courtier Orlando becomes a lover to the aging Queen and embarks on an intense affair with the beautiful Russian Princess Sasha. Yet while Orlando can fulfill most of his desires, he never quite seems to fit in. Then one night, Orlando falls into a deep sleep and awakes transformed, emerging as a woman in eighteenth-century London. Orlando must now inhabit a very different life, dealing with matters of dress, sex and marriage. But will she arrive in the twentieth century as an individual who has, at last, forged a place in society for herself?

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