"More attachment to life & larger" : Orlando and Woolf’s theories of fiction.
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Adams, Kat (Mary Katherine)
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While Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando (1928) is often considered a light, autobiographical fantasy, it in fact is the summation and execution of Woolf’s theories of fiction as expressed in her critical and non-fiction essays. Considering such essays as : "Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown" (1924), "Modern Fiction" (1925), "How Should One Read a Book?" (1926), and A Room of One’s Own (1928), Orlando is a model for the ideal reader and writer, and embodies Woolf’s criticism of the Victorian novelists before her.