Orlando

Orlando A Biography - Penguin Classics

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Synopsis

'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

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241371961
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: |Reprint
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 14797
Number of pages: xlviii, 272
Weight: 246g
Height: 133mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 19mm