Orlando

by Virginia Woolf

10.95

Orlando | 9780241436301 | Virginia Woolf

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ISBN:9780241436301

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:30/07/2020 by Penguin Books Ltd

Description

‘A fantasy, impossible but delicious … an exuberance of life and wit’ The Times Literary Supplement

First masculine, then feminine, Orlando begins life as a young sixteenth-century nobleman, then gallops through the centuries to end up as a woman writer in Virginia Woolf’s own time. Written for the charismatic, bisexual writer Vita Sackville-West, this playful mock biography of a chameleon-like historical figure is both a wry commentary on gender and, in Woolf’s own words, a ‘writer’s holiday’ which delights in its ambiguity and capriciousness.

Edited by Brenda Lyons with an Introduction and Notes by Sandra M. Gilbert