Virginia Woolf described "Orlando" as "an escapade, half-laughing,
half-serious; with great splashes of exaggeration, " but many think
Woolf's escapade is one of the most wickedly imaginative and
sharply observed considerations of androgyny that this century will
Orlando is, in fact, a character liberated from the restraints
of time and sex. Born in the Elizabethan Age to wealth and
position, he is a young male aristocrat at the beginning of the
story - and a modern woman four centuries later. The hero-heroine
sees monarchs come and go, hobnobs with great literary figures, and
slips in and out of each new fashion. Woolf presents a brilliant
pageant of history, society, and literature as well as subtle
appreciation of the interplay between endings and beginnings, past
and present, male and female.
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