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Orlando
  • ISBN: 9780241436301
  • Pages: 240
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Paperback

Orlando

Virginia Woolf
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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.

‘A fantasy, impossible but delicious . . . an exuberance of life and wit’ TLS



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