Orlando

Orlando

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 30/07/2020
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Orlando
A Dream in Words
This was a very dreamy book. Not in the whimsical sense. In the nonsensical sense - but be assured I mean that in the best way. The way Orlando is able to ... READ MORE
Leigh  Boyle

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

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241436301
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 179g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

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