Orlando
by Virginia Woolf
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First published in 1974, this is the impossible fantasy of Orlando, whose life takes her through three centuries as both a man and woman. Triumphing over anatomy in her ability to choose her own sexual destiny, this is a story full of imagination, perception and wit.

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(…) she felt that however much landing there meant comfort, meant opulence, meant consequence and state (for his consort, over half Yorkshire), still, if it meant conventionality, meant slavery, meant deceit, meant denying her love, fettering her limbs, pursing her lips and restraining her tongue, then she would turn about with the ship and set sail once more for the gypsies.
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fran_cesfran_ces added a quotation
(…) she felt that however much landing there meant comfort, meant opulence, meant consequence and state (for his consort, over half Yorkshire), still, if it meant conventionality, meant slavery, meant deceit, meant denying her love, fettering her limbs, pursing her lips and restraining her tongue, then she would turn about with the ship and set sail once more for the gypsies.
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