Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

All started as a "joke," Orlando is Virginia Woolf's fantastical biography of a poet who first looks as a sixteen-year-old boy on the courtroom of Elizabeth I, and is left on the novel's finish a married lady within the yr 1928. half love letter to Vita Sackville-West, half exploration of the paintings of biography, Orlando is certainly one of Woolf's preferred and unique works. This new annotated version will deepen readers' realizing of Woolf's outstanding creation.Annotated and with an creation via Maria DiBattista

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Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure; H. G. Wells, The Time Machine; Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest. 1896 Vanessa Stephen begins drawing classes three afternoons a week. Death of William Morris (b. 1834); F. Scott Fitzgerald born (d. 1940). Anton Chekhov, The Seagull. 1897 Woolf attends Greek and history classes at King's College, London, and begins to keep a regular diary. Vanessa, Virginia, and Thoby watch Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee procession. Stella Duckworth (b. 1869) marries Jack Hills in April, but dies in July.

Treaty of Versailles imposes harsh conditions on postwar Germany, opposed by John Maynard Keynes, who writes The Economic Consequences of the Peace. League of Nations created. T. S. Eliot, "Tradition and the Individual Talent," Poems; Dorothy Richardson, The Tunnel, Interim; Robert Wiene, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (film). 1920 The Memoir Club, comprising thirteen original members of the Bloomsbury Group, meets for the first time. The Voyage Out and Night and Day are published in the United States by George H.

Clive Bell and Virginia had, in fact, engaged in a hurtful flirtation soon after the birth of Vanessa's first child in 1908. Although she had been proposed to twice in 1909 and once in 1911, Virginia had not taken these offers very seriously. Dropping by Vanessa's house on a July evening in 1911, Virginia met Leonard Woolf, recently back on leave from Ceylon. Soon after this, Leonard became a lodger at the house Virginia shared with Adrian, the economist John Maynard Keynes, and the painter Duncan Grant.

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