Orlando, Paperback Book
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WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY PETER ACKROYD AND MARGARET REYNOLDSAs his tale begins, Orlando is a passionate young nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colourful delights of Queen Elizabeth's court.

By the close, he will have transformed into a modern, thirty-six-year-old woman and three centuries will have passed. Orlando will not only witness the making of history from its edge, but will find that his unique position as a woman who knows what it is to be a man will give him insight into matters of the heart. The Vintage Classics Virginia Woolf series has been curated by Jeanette Winterson and Margaret Reynolds, and the texts used are based on the original Hogarth Press editions published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf.


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A quote from one of my favorite Woolf novels and one of my favorite books of all time:"Different though the sexes are, the intermix. In every human being a vacillation from one sex to the other takes place, and often it is only the clothes that keep the male or female likeness, while underneath the sex is the very opposite of what is above."

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Started off so slowly, but I was on board by the time the river froze over (the washerwoman stuck under there!) and Orlando changed sexes. Loved her living so happily with the gypsies. Didn't care whether or not it was about her lover or not. Loved the photographs, too. Biggest book club attendance by far - 12 of us, I think!

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