Orlando by Virginia Wolf
Paperback. Penguin modern classics. (1928) 2020. New.
'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