OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Orlando (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199650736

参考価格(税込): 
¥1,463
著者: 
Virginia Woolf; Michael H. Whitworth
ページ
288 ページ
フォーマット
Paperback
サイズ
129 x 196 mm
刊行日
2014年12月
シリーズ
Oxford World's Classics
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  • A new edition of Woolf's fictional biography of a cross-dressing hero/ine whose experiments with genre and concerns with sexuality have ensured its popularity in the twenty-first century.
  • The Introduction draws on the latest scholarship and considers questions concerning fame and posterity, the contemporary publishing context, the nature of biography, history and historicization.
  • The notes provide essential contextual background and identify the literary allusions and self-reference.
  • Up-to-date bibliography and full chronology.
  • Biographical preface by Frank Kermode.

New to this Edition:

  • Introduction by Michael Whitworth.
  • Revised and updated Select Bibliography.
  • New and expanded Notes.
  • Re-set text, and original illustrations placed closer to their original position in the text.

'I feel the need of an escapade after these serious poetic experimental books...I want to kick up my heels & be off.'
  
Orlando tells the tale of an extraordinary individual who lives through centuries of English history, first as a man, then as a woman; of his/her encounters with queens, kings, novelists, playwrights, and poets, and of his/her struggle to find fame and immortality not through actions, but through the written word. At its heart are the life and works of Woolf's friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, and Knole, the historic home of the Sackvilles. But as well as being a love letter to Vita, Orlando mocks the conventions of biography and history, teases the pretensions of contemporary men of letters, and wryly examines sexual double standards.
   
This new edition discusses Woolf's stylistic aims, the biographical parallels, and the work's literary context, and includes the original illustrations.

目次: 

CONTENTS
Biographical Preface
Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Virginia Woolf

ORLANDO
Preface
Contents
List of Illustrations
ORLANDO
Index

Expalanatory Notes
List of Names

著者について: 

Virginia Woolf
Edited by Michael H. Whitworth, Merton College, University of Oxford
   
Michael H. Whitworth is the author of Virginia Woolf in the OWC Authors in Context series (2005), and Reading Modernist Poetry (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). He has contributed to the Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf (2000, 2/e 2010) and he is the editor of Night and Day in the Cambridge Edition of Virginia Woolf (forthcoming).

"I feel the need of an escapade after these serious poetic experimental books...I want to kick up my heels and be off.''
Orlando tells the tale of an extraordinary individual who lives through history first as a man, then as a woman. At its heart is the figure of Woolf's friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, and Knole, the historic home of the Sackvilles. Orlando mocks the conventions of biography and history and wryly examines sexual double standards.

 
To listen to Dr Michael Whitworth, editor of the Oxford World's Classics edition, introduce Orlando click on the links below.
 
Orlando - The novel
 

 

Virginia Woolf and her life
 

Her work

The interview in full

Listen to the interview in full [29:18]

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