Orlando: A Biography

By: Woolf, Virginia

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Book Condition: Good


Second printing. No jacket, stains along edges. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 299 pp. Virginia Woolf's Orlando 'The longest and most charming love letter in literature', playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth's England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces his experience with first love as England under James I lies locked in the embrace of the Great Frost. At the midpoint of the novel, Orlando, now an ambassador in Constantinople, awakes to find that he is now a woman, and the novel indulges in farce and irony to consider the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries. As the novel ends in 1928, a year consonant with full suffrage for women. Orlando, now a wife and mother, stands poised at the brink of a future that holds new hope and promise for women.

Title: Orlando: A Biography

Author: Woolf, Virginia

Categories: Gay & Lesbian, British & Irish, Historical,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press: 1928

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2297897

Keywords: CLASSICS LITERATURE LITERARY HISTORICAL HISTORIC HISTORY BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHICAL ORLANDO RUSSIAN PRINCESS RUSSIA VIRGINIA WOOLF LGBTQ TRANS TRANSGENDER,