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Orlando by Virginia Woolf
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Dec 11, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: british-literature

Very accessible by Woolf standards. It reads like a good Walter Scott epic with more humor and Dynamism. The prose morphs as Orlando moves forward in the span of his/her 300 year life. She starts with a high Elizabethan style and evenutally concludes the book with an incredible modernist tornado of remberences of past selves. The imagery throughout the book is incredibly rich, you can almost imagine yourself skating through a carnival on the frozen Thames or flouncing through a vividly colored portrait of Constantinople. It's like Candide meets a Charles Busch play.
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Ally The brand new group - Bright Young Things - is nominating books to read in January & Orlando is among them. Its the perfect place to discuss your favourite books and authors from the early 20th Century, why not take a look...

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