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Orlando is the story of a young Renaissance British nobleman who fancies himself a poet. Spurned by a Russian princess, he becomes depressed, and goes into seclusion, forever working on the poem he believes will be his masterpiece. Later, his travels take him to a foreign war, during which he is transformed into a woman, and lives until the early twentieth century. Orlando's adventures, over a period of a few hundred years, both as a man and as a woman symbolize the versatility and staying power of true artists.
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Plot & Themes

Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   writer Kind of sex:    -   transvestites Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Taboo sex story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   long lived adults Has magical powers?    -   Yes Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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