Synopsis

Orlando, a young nobleman and one of Queen Elizabeth I's court favourites, is the object of many ladies' attentions, but after suffering heartbreak he prefers literary pursuits to entertaining any thoughts of marriage. Having obtained an ambassadorial post in Constantinople, Orlando falls into a long sleep and wakes up suddenly transformed into a woman. Also blessed with the gift of never ageing, she embarks on adventurous travels throughout Europe and the following centuries, observing what it is like to be female. A "fantastical biography" inspired by the life of the flamboyant writer Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is an amusing and eccentric jeu d'esprit, as well as a groundbreaking exploration of gender issues.

Book information

ISBN: 9781847493705
Publisher: Alma Books (UK)
Imprint: Alma Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 276g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 21mm