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Virginia Woolf's most unusual and fantastic creation, a funny, exuberant tale that examines the very nature of sexuality

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN DUNMORE

As his tale begins, Orlando is a passionate young nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colourful delights of Queen Elizabeth's court. By the close, he will have transformed into a modern, 36-year-old woman and three centuries will have passed. Orlando will not only witness the making of history from its edge, but will find that his unique position as a woman who knows what it is to be a man will give him insight into matters of the heart.

Reviews

Orlando is the wittiest little book, a pleasure: it makes me laugh every time I read it

Undoubtedly Virginia Woolf's most intense and one of the most singular [novels] of our era

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  • Paperback

    9781784870850

    November 28, 2016

    Vintage Classics

    272 pages

    RRP $22.99

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The Years (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)
To The Lighthouse (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)
The Waves (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)
Mrs Dalloway (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)
A Room Of One's Own And Three Guineas (Vintage Classics Woolf Series)
Street Haunting and Other Essays
Orlando: Popular Penguins
Essays Virginia Woolf Vol.6
Mrs Dalloway's Party
To the Lighthouse: Popular Penguins
A Room of One's Own: Popular Penguins
The Essays of Virginia Woolf, Volume 5
Selected Diaries
Selected Letters
Great Ideas
A Haunted House
Congenial Spirits
Roger Fry
The Common Reader: Volume 1
The Common Reader: Volume 2
Moments Of Being
Flush
A Room Of One's Own

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