Virginia Woolf Orlando

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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.

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DIFFERENT OFFER (this item listed here is DIFFERENT from the title and/or picture above. Please see description & pictures by BookGems before placing an order): Edition Penguin Books, 2000. Edited by Brenda Lyons, with an Introduction and Notes by Sandra A. M. Gilbert. ISBN: 978-1-856-13269-5. PAPERBACK. 323 pages. Just light tanning to paper edges. Otherwise the new and unread book remains in very good condition throughout. Text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK.

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A fantasy, impossible but delicious...an exuberance of life and wit (The Times Literary Supplement)

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