Virginia Woolf Orlando (Popular Penguins)

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Orlando (Popular Penguins)

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Orlando, deciding not to grow old, pursues his quest for passion, adventure, fulfilment and protracted youth. Chasing a dream through the centuries, he bounds from Elizabethan England and imperial Turkey to the modern world. Will he find happiness with the exotic Russian Princess Sasha? Or is the dashing explorer Shelmerdine the ideal man? And what form will Orlando take on the journey - a nobleman, gypsy, or writer? Man or...woman?

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Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882. After her father's death in 1904 Virginia and her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, moved to Bloomsbury and became the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. This informal collective of artists and writers exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf, a writer and social reformer. Three years later, her first novel The Voyage Out was published, followed by Night and Day (1919) and Jacob's Room (1922). Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway (1925) to The Waves (1931). She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography. On 28 March 1941, a few months before the publication of her final novel, Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf committed suicide.

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Virginia Woolf's extraordinary novel translates beautifully to audio. In a crisp, sonorous British voice Barbara Rosenblat spins the fantastic tale of Orlando. The narrator is Orlando's biographer, who has consulted historical documents to fully recount the title character's life and times, which span 400 years and Orlando's change of sex. Rosenblat consistently maintains her strong, captivating narrative, delivering Woolf's hyperbole, irony and digressions effectively. Though the work has little dialogue, Rosenblat artfully creates distinct characters. The absence of sound effects or music does not mar the recording. A brief, introductory biography of Woolf enhances the text. J.A.H. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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