Orlando

Introduction by - Sandra Gilbert

Penguin Classics
Hardback : 03 Nov 2011

£14.00


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Synopsis

A brand new series of five of Woolf's major works, in beautifully designed hardback editions

Written for Virginia Woolf's intimate friend, the charismatic, bisexual writers Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is a playful mock 'biography' of a chameleon-like historical figure who changes sex and identity at will. 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.

A wry commentary on gender roles and modes of history, Orlando is also, in Woolf's own words, a light-hearted 'writer's holiday' which delights in its ambiguity and capriciousness.

Product details

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9780141198521
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 336
Published : 03 Nov 2011
Publisher : Penguin Classics

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Orlando

Introduction by - Sandra Gilbert

£14.00

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