HCSF Reading Group - “Orlando: A Biography” by Virginia Woolf
Join us on Feb 14 at 4:30 pm PT to discuss: “Orlando: A Biography” by Virginia Woolf. Space for this event is limited, and it fills up rapidly.
Virginia Woolf's Orlando 'The longest and most charming love letter in literature', playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth's England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces his experience with first love as England under James I lies locked in the embrace of the Great Frost. At the midpoint of the novel, Orlando, now an ambassador in Costantinople, awakes to find that he is a woman, and the novel indulges in farce and irony to consider the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries. As the novel ends in 1928, a year consonant with full suffrage for women. Orlando, now a wife and mother, stands poised at the brink of a future that holds new hope and promise for women.
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Sunday, February 14
4:30pm - 6:00pm PT
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Harvard Club of SF Members only. Free, but RSVP required (25 registrations max)
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4:30PM - 6:00PM Sun 14 Feb 2021, Pacific timezone
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