By: Woolf, Virginia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 1970; Hogarth Press. ISBN: 0701202742.Subject(s): LiteratureDDC classification: 823WOO
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Book 823 WOO (Browse shelf) Available 061975
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Originally conceived by Virginia Woolf as a playful tribute to Vita Sackville-West, this novel's central character lives as both a man and a woman through four centuries.

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This publisher's critical editions of the major works of Virginia Woolf offer an important expansion of textual resources for Woolf readers and scholars. For this volume Stape provides a useful introduction and enlightening annotations that include denotations of obscure words and comments on Woolf's historical references and allusions (e.g., to her other writing, to Shakespeare and Jane Austen, to her infatuation with Vita Sackville-West, the inspiration for this fantastical fiction as "biography" experiment). Although Woolf's reliance on Sackville-West's own writing is treated more completely elsewhere (e.g., in Mark Hussey's Virginia Woolf A to Z, CH, Jan'96), Staples provides ample citations from their correspondence. The reader will find a remarkably "clean" text, without footnotes or bracketed editorial clarifications. All endnotes and appendix material--brief lists of emendations and misprints, textual variants--are keyed to page numbers. Most interesting of Woolf s corrections is her deletion from the first proof the passage about Orlando's crossing paths with "that tiresome Mrs. Dalloway." Since Stape corrected without comment some of the irregular punctuation and US spelling inserted into previous editions of the novel, any close reading of the variants in this edition rightly places the focus on those changes made for stylistic reasons. An essential addition to any Woolf collection, upper-division undergraduate through faculty.