Synopsis

'He stretched himself. He rose. He stood upright in complete nakedness before us, and while the trumpets pealed 'Truth! Truth! Truth!' we have no choice left but confess - he was a woman.'

A young man in the court of the ageing Queen Elizabeth I, the beautiful Orlando seems to belong everywhere and nowhere. One morning, Orlando awakens transformed - transported into the eighteenth century, and the body of a woman.

One of the twentieth century's defining imaginings of queer identity, Orlando is a book of radical possibilities -boy and girl, past and future, nature and magic, life and history, love and literature. One of the most thrilling love letters in all literature, it trespasses thrillingly over the borders of place, time and self.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786892454
Publisher: Canongate Books
Imprint: Canongate
Pub date:
Edition: |Reprint
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 222g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 18mm