Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf

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In her most exuberant, most fanciful novel, Woolf has created a character liberated from the restraints of time and sex. Born in the Elizabethan Age to wealth and position, Orlando is a young nobleman at the beginning of the story-and a modern woman three centuries later. “A poetic masterpiece of the first rank” (Rebecca West). The source of a critically acclaimed 1993 feature film directed by Sally Potter. Index; illustrations.

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The 136th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 5th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  3. - 12th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  4. - 57th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  5. - 63rd on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  6. - 65th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  7. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)

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