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summary Orlando A Biography ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Virginia Woolf's Orlando 'The longest and most charming love letter in literature' playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover Vita Sackville West Spanning three centuries the novel opens as Orlando a young nobleman i. Woolf did not write this book for her readers she specifically wrote it for her close friend and fellow writer Vita Sackville West As such Woolf does things she would not normally do in her writing it is not at all serious but instead takes on the form of a literary homage homage to reading and writing My case in point For it would seem her case proved it that we write not with the fingers but with the whole person The nerve which controls the pen winds itself about every fibre of our being threads the heart pierces the liver The taste for books was an early one As a child he was sometimes found at midnight by a page still reading They took his taper away and he bred glow worms to serve his purpose They took the glow worms away and he almost burnt the house down with a tinder Tilda Swinton as Orlando in the 1992 film adaptationMore significantly it was also homage to someone she loved uite dearly I do wonder if originally she intended for this to be published it is clearly a piece of writing that is very personal and addressed to one person There are just so many emotions in this novel The story begins with Orlando a young man living in the Elizabethan age who is about to be transformed The story also ends with Orlando a woman writer living in the 20th century The entire novel is a fictionalised history of Vita Sackville West of an imagined past life she lived under the guise of Orlando several centuries before she met Woolf Orlando had his heart broken at a very young age it is shattered beyond repair as he is abandoned and left in ruins Life must go on He finds solace in reading and writing tools he uses to escape from the horrors of reality He begins with poetry thus finding an appropriate channel for his self pity and woe begotten thoughts He strives for fame for literary acknowledgment by perfecting his craft If he fails if the idealised writer fails the thoughts of suicide and inferiority begin to dog his steps I need not mention how Woolf met her own end but this read like an early foreshadowing It was haunting By the truth we are undone Life is a dream Tis the waking that kills us He who robs us of our dreams robs us of our life And as such he attempts to push forward Indeed that much so he goes into womanhood On a plot level it didn t really make sense it just kind of happened though it did give Woolf a perfect opportunity to critiue the nuances of gender roles within society And it was described so beautifully I can t fault her for it I can t really fault the novel only to say it lost a considerable amount of passion energy and momentum once Orlando had changed his sex This is the weirdest most imaginative novel I ve read in months Despite the bizarreness of the plot the wackiest thing about it is the fact that Virginia Woolf wrote it I hated Mrs Dalloway I count it among my least favourite novels in existence I hate the way Woolf wrote it why she wrote it and the literary style she tried to produce Orlando made me rethink my opinion of Woolf entirely I ve read a lot of her non fictional essays along with her literary criticisms of other 20th century writers This oddly goes against much of what she advocated She was a staunch supporter of realism within her writing that much so she took efforts to make her plots less constructed so they mirrored real life this is something else entirely So I ve come to the conclusion that I didn t really understand Woolf perhaps I still don t The pathway forward remains an obvious one I simply must read everything she ever wrote in order to understand her better Time to get busy Bel Ami (Folio (Gallimard)) of Orlando as the fictional embodiment Principles of CADCAMCAE Systems Solutions Manual of Woolf's close friend and lover Vita Sackville West Spanning three centuries the novel Mélancolique Rodéo on the form Siddhartha Eine indische Dichtung of a literary homage homage to reading and writing My case in point For it would seem her case proved it that we write not with the fingers but 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summary Orlando A Biography ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Novel indulges in farce and irony to consider the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries As the novel ends in 1928 a year consonant with full suffrage for women Orlando now a wife and mother stands poised at the brink of a future that holds new hope and promise for wome. Fun vibrant modern and rich with live Green in nature is one thing green in literature another Nature and letters seem to have a natural antipathy bring them together and they tear each other to piecesGeneralThe sheer fun and vibrancy that Virginia Woolf brings in this book is tremendousI can only compare it to the typical English humor found while reading The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy the first few whimsical pages of The Once and Future King while the lyrical nature of the work made me think of Jeanette Winterson Finally Girl Woman Other popped up in my mind while reading this classic due to the same approach of large strides through time caught in flowing proseOrlando compelled me to read on through lush and flowy sentences putting thoughts of disbelief and historical accuracy far behind me Nowhere did the book feel like an almost 100 year old piece The Elizabethan age reimaginedThe omniscient narrator that I take to be Woolf spices up the book The first chapter starts off with how Orlando gets in ueen Elizabeth her favor has him overlooking around 30 counties very Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus like in my mind and the armada from his house We also have a hilarious story on how an almshouse was only founded to appease the guilty conscience of a Duke accidently glancing Orlando and a conuest During the little ice age with the Thames frozen over we meet Russian beauty Marusha Stanislovska Dagmar Natasja Iliana Romanovitsj aka Sasja with a delightfully build up romantic inner monologue ending with the majestic first words Could you please pass me the salt And then we have scandal materializing when Orlando tries to get rid of the engagement with Lady Margaret O Brien O Dare O Reilly Tyrconnell aka Euphrosyne We have beautiful iceskating scenes in the cold where Woolf asserts that birds dropped frozen from the sky people just crumbled from a gale of icy wind and everyday was a feast held outside on the frozen river in front of the palaceIt s like a medieval knights tale Lazarillo De Tormes medieval work or Candide but than successful in satirizing the day and age in a mischievous tongue in the cheek mannerThe continuation of the narrative Instead of being a single downright bluff piece of work of which no man need feel ashamed our commonest deeds are set about with a fluttering and flickering of wings a rising and falling of lightsChapter two starts of with our main character sleeping for an unexplained mysterious religion founding mysterious full seven days After this Orlando is kind of regenerated in a Doctor Who style and our narrator moves on with the tale since no answer on his strange condition is forthcoming in half an hour s time En passant we learn his house is like that in the Adam s family leading people to their untimely deaths with the staff occasionally finding twisted remains and bones during cleaning Our main character falls victim to two plagues reading and writing For once the disease of reading has laid upon the system it weakens so that it falls an easy prey to that other scourge which dwells in the ink pot and festers in the uill The wretch takes to writingWe have a poetcritic who embodies a yearning for citylife that made me think of how Woolf herself was portrayed in The Hours But in the end Orlando turns away from fame and thinking of critiue decides to write just for pleasure and use anonymity to leave a mark on the world Better was it to go unknown and leave behind you an arch then to burn like a meteor and leave no dustHe then goes about homedecorating in the most extravagant way until a the ugly head of love aka Romanian archduchess Harriet Griselda of Finster Aarhorn and Scand upon Tree turns upIn chapter three Orlando flees to Constantinople as ambassador for Charles the second and gives the greatest party ever I just saw The Great Gatsby pool scenes during this segment before collapsing to another 7 days of sleep and now a sex change Contrary to what might be expected Orlando s womanhood brings him much joy ending with a simple life in Thessaly as a gypsyBut in the end an old passion stirs No passion is stronger in the breast of a man than the desire to make others believe as he believes Nothing so cuts at the root of his happiness and fills him with rage as the sense that another rates low what he prizes high and she returns to EnglandLife as a womanChapter four has Orlando getting to know her femininity and all the restrictions flowing from that moniker from no longer showing her beautiful legs to being legally dead and a woman which is basically the same thing as Woolf wryly notes The archduchess Harriet returns and turns out to be a man archduke Harry and Orlando can get rid of him not by sword or female wit but by cheating and a toad conveniently carried around the whole day In London she discovers that a lady can t go to the Mall without being suashed by the common people given an emerald brooch and getting a marriage proposal And she discovers the high society At one and the same time therefore society is everything and society is nothing Society is the most powerful concoction in the world and society has no existence whatsoever meets famous poets and writers who all in the end dissapointMore and she switches between gender expression and male and female lovers as the nineteenth century startsHowever chapter 5 has the winds of Victorian time sweeping into the life of Orlando and nature taking a prominent role Her great poem The Oak ends up being published without much intrinsic satisfaction for her but to great critical acclaimSocietally speaking marriage becomes important Orlando finds on the moors a fitting companion who uickly notes she is a man at heart and of which she thinks he s just like a woman This Marmaduke Bonthrop Shelmerdine leaves for South Africa at the end of the sectionChapter six has Orlando alone or with child that s not really clear to me crashing into the twentieth century The great war is left in lieu for reflections on Orlando getting to the mature age of 36 Everything from this new age reminds her to earlier experiences and brings her memories This leads her to think I m sick to death of this particular selfBut she does like the vibrancy and speed of modern city life while the love for the nature of England also persistently shines through She remembers her husband and her history while we end the book at midnight Thursday 11 October 1928I feel Woolf covers so much topics and reflections on human experience in this book But above all I found it a very modern uniue and fun work something not many classics can say5 starsInitial responseLoved it even worked from home this morning just to have some time to finish this book in lieu of travel time Full review to come Incompatibles - Tome 1 of women in the 18th and 19th centuries As the novel ends in 1928 a year consonant with full suffrage for women Orlando now a wife and mother stands poised at the brink uesta sera si recita a soggetto Trovarsi 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Fun vibrant modern and rich with live Green in nature is A Loving Hearts Desire one thing green in literature another Nature and letters seem to have a natural antipathy bring them together and they tear each Leef other to piecesGeneralThe sheer fun and vibrancy that Virginia Woolf brings in this book is tremendousI can Oreste only compare it to the typical English humor found while reading The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy the first few whimsical pages Theology of the Liturgy of The Once and Future King while the lyrical nature The Non Obvious Guide To Employee Engagement For Millennials Boomers And Everyone Else of Jeanette Winterson Finally Girl Woman Other popped up in my mind while reading this classic due to the same approach Fowler My Autobiography of large strides through time caught in flowing proseOrlando compelled me to read Dear Alfonso: An Italian Feast of Love and Laughter on through lush and flowy sentences putting thoughts The Carlotta Diamond Harleuin Presents of disbelief and historical accuracy far behind me Nowhere did the book feel like an almost 100 year Through Your Eyes old piece The Elizabethan age reimaginedThe The General and the President MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War off with how Orlando gets in ueen Elizabeth her favor has him Georgian Summer Bath in the Eighteenth Century of Doctor Parnassus like in my mind and the armada from his house We also have a hilarious story Kniha smíchu a zapomnění on how an almshouse was Withering Hope of a Duke accidently glancing Orlando and a conuest During the little ice age with the Thames frozen Raban der Held over we meet Russian beauty Marusha Stanislovska Dagmar Natasja Iliana Romanovitsj aka Sasja with a delightfully build up romantic inner monologue ending with the majestic first words Could you please pass me the salt And then we have scandal materializing when Orlando tries to get rid Thirst of the engagement with Lady Margaret O Brien O Dare O Reilly Tyrconnell aka 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of which she thinks he s just like a woman This Marmaduke Bonthrop Shelmerdine leaves for South Africa at the end StraightBanker of the sectionChapter six has Orlando alone Bà Ngoại Thời or with child that s not really clear to me crashing into the twentieth century The great war is left in lieu for reflections Divergent on Orlando getting to the mature age AMIGA ROM Kernel Reference Manual Libraries Devices of 36 Everything from this new age reminds her to earlier experiences and brings her memories This leads her to think I m sick to death Drawing Card of this particular selfBut she does like the vibrancy and speed Archery: The Art of Repetition of England also persistently shines through She remembers her husband and her history while we end the book at midnight Thursday 11 October 1928I feel Woolf covers so much topics and reflections A Pixie Pilgrimage on human experience in this book But above all I found it a very modern uniue and fun work something not many classics can say5 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summary Orlando A Biography ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF N Elizabeth's England awaits a visit from the ueen and traces his experience with first love as England under James I lies locked in the embrace of the Great Frost At the midpoint of the novel Orlando now an ambassador in Constantinople awakes to find that he is a woman and the. This was my first time reading Orlando It was also my second timeI like to think that everything happens for a reason not that I believe it was planned or decided by a powerful creature for me but because the idea that everything effects what surrounds it sounds about right to me So I see a purpose in this reading experience that Virginia Woolf provided me and take it as an important lesson to carry with me from now on and how appropriate that it came just at the beginning of a new and exciting yearI ve always liked to plan things to the last detail in my life With reading unfortunately and I say that because sometimes it becomes too much to follow up on it is the same I had a strict schedule to read Orlando and I wanted to finish it by January 9th The day arrived and I only had twenty pages or so left to finish the book so great another thing was on the right track And then I realized nothing was on the right track I had been racing through the book to comply with a deadline that I stipulated for no authentic reason really in my head and I wasn t enjoying it at all Yes I saw glimpses of brilliance here and there and I loved the idea of the book since the beginning plus the fact that I ve always admired both Woolf and her writing style so it surprised and bothered me that I wasn t actually having a great time with it I put it down and analyzed the situation for two minutes it was a no brainer I know but when you re caught up in it it may take a while to realize things and then decided to start over To read everything once again including the Introduction that I skipped the first time Oh my What about my schedule It would have to give in So I went back to the beginning with hopes of a better read this time and without a deadline After thirty pages or so I realized the blur I had read for racing through the words felt really different and so much better now as if I had just put on my reading glassesForget mostly everything you know from Woolf and expect to find here based on previous works it s a departure from them almost completely Mrs Dalloway became famous for being an account of a single day of a person s life to counter that we read in this book than three hundred years of Orlando s life To the Lighthouse is known for its stream of consciousness style that is intertwined with the plot and characters lines and actions making it a complex read this novel is straightforward and presented in the format of a biography of the character Orlando one would say the novel is actually semi biographical as it s been widely known that the protagonist is based on Vita Sackville West an English writer who s been romantically involved with Woolf because of that the novel is seen as a love letter to Vita More than that it is a love letter to literature to the exercise of writing and to writers It takes us on a grand literary journey throughout the centuries kind of an expanded Oxen of the Sun from Ulysses where Virginia emulates some styles and eras in her writing although still making her book easily accessible as opposed to what Joyce did in the specified episodeThis biography tells us the story of Orlando an individual born as a biological male who lives for than three hundred years Seems interesting enough right There s at around thirty years of age he wakes up to find out a change has occurred he s mysteriously been transformed into a woman he she is now biologically female This is the basic frame of the novelBut truly what I most admired and enjoyed in this work was Woolf I love how she comprehended and created her protagonist as someone constituted of dissimilarities and paradoxes all throughout the times If we inside of one year change our minds so often imagine someone living for three centuries Not only did this gave a touch of realism to this distinct story but it also kept Orlando s character as being fresh not determined from beginning to end and above all unpredictableWhat I mostly got from Orlando s character was the sense of solitude and constant search Despite being surrounded by people throughout centuries Orlando was really in search of herself of who he was of what she was really in search of a meaning of a purpose of her individuality It didn t help of course that on the times he opened up and trusted people she ended up being betrayed by them only renewing his sense of loneliness Notwithstanding she still seemed to worry so much about people s opinions and conceptions about him for she was longing to fit somewhereOrlando s freedom for so to speak came from an epiphany he had while struggling about his writings when she realized that in need to be true to himself she needed to write first and foremost for herself leaving all glory aside that for a moment she considered seeking for herself again proving his need to fit to be accepted Following this moment Orlando found the necessity of taking care of his house which I interpreted as a clear metaphor that she from that moment on wanted to value himself his story her lineage the foundation he was for once proud of being who she was He stretched himself He rose He stood upright in complete nakedness before us and while the trumpets pealed Truth Truth Truth we have no choice left but confess he was a woman Although Virginia made a decision to not explain or address too much the sex change and I applaud her for that for it was treated naturally despite the amazing scene one of the best in the novel where the three sisters Chastity Purity and Modesty tried to cover the beautiful transformation as all gender issues should be for they re not in my opinion much than a simple detail that constitutes us such as our height and weight I wanted to at least acknowledge here on my humble review how brilliant she was for writing so bravely and yet with a much admirable lightness on a subject that still in 2015 is such a taboo to our society Virginia wrote as if the sexually defined roles were no than fantasies that could easily be stripped off for the benefit of another that better suited the individualStill on Woolf s levity in addressing the change the reflections made by Orlando right after becoming a woman were really fun and interesting to read His comparisons between the genders and her efforts in learning how to act be and think had a subtle but undeniable touch of sarcasm Orlando trying to readjust her behavior after becoming a woman to comply to what was expected of her and this was a constant for him because outside the gender issue the character goes through a lot of different eras and times each one with silly defined roles by society felt like someone who needed to learn to walk again or rather someone who s been through a short period of blindness and regains sight only to find out this time that the world is under different lights and colors as if the sun had been changed to blue or pink Memory is the seamstress and a capricious one at that Memory runs her needle in and out up and down hither and thither We know not what comes next or what follows after Thus the most ordinary movement in the world such as sitting down at a table and pulling the inkstand towards one may agitate a thousand odd disconnected fragments now bright now dim hanging and bobbing and dipping and flaunting like the underlinen of a family of fourteen on a line in a gale of wind Other aspect that was surely to please me was Woolf s addressing to memory time and consciousness topics I ve been reading about for uite some time Still she was able to add her own twist to those and seemingly inverted Proust s approach instead of showing the moment that the past resurfaces through an involuntary memory she shows us the present fighting back to regain the mind s control mostly through sounds that awake Orlando again as if the present was actually screaming for attentionBack to the first time I attempted to read this book and also one of the changes I made that contributed to my new found enjoyment of it was about reading the notes included in my edition I seem to have a lovehate relationship with notes while they re completely essential in some books practically part of the narrative and elucidative to the comprehension of the work in others they are simply too distracting without adding much to the experience My edition has 262 notes for a book that has about 240 pages Most were about the parallels between Vita s life and Orlando s and those I found to be unnecessary After I stopped reading all of them and only payed attention to the ones that promised to add to my understanding my reading flow also improvedFilm adaptation although it hasn t been acclaimed either by critics nor the public I was very much curious to watch the film from 1992 directed by Sally Potter to see how Woolf s narrative would de adapted into the screen While it had some nice moments and most of them provided by Tilda Swinton s talents who plays Orlando greatly others were a great disappointment to justify Orlando s longer than usual life by making it a gift from the ueen is completely unnecessary after that I was scared they would also try to justify the sex change gladly that wasn t the case Having Orlando constantly looking at the camera in attempts to connect to the viewer felt forced and became very predictable and what I think must have been the sole reason the director decided on using those also didn t match the wit that Woolf achieved by having the biographer addressing the reader in several occasions It was a fun time watching the film but it doesn t stand on its own like the novel gracefully doesRating for a book that under 300 pages packed not only a great story with wonderful wit and humor written brilliantly but also taught me an important lesson 5 stars


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  • Paperback
  • 273
  • Orlando A Biography
  • Virginia Woolf
  • English
  • 07 September 2020
  • 9780140185676