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Orlando

AuthorVirginia Woolf

NarratorLaura Paton

Duration2h 29m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Historical Novels, Science Fiction and Fantasy, LGBTQ+ Literature, Classics

PublisherNaxos

VersionAbridged

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A fantastic historical 'biography', which spans almost 400 years in the lifetime of its protagonist, Orlando, who ages only thirty-six years and changes gender from man to woman. Woolf reflects how perceptions of masculinity and femininity changed in Europe over the centuries and presents a feminist overview of history from the days of Elizabeth the First to the end of the First World War. The various guises of Orlando, who was modelled on Woolf's close friend Vita Sackville-West, include a young man in Queen Elizabeth's court to Lady Orlando, friend of famous English writers Pope, Addison and Swift.

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