Journey through four centuries with Orlando, a nobleman-turned-woman in Virginia Woolf’s lyrical exploration of gender, identity, and time. This modernist masterpiece melds poetic prose with profound insights, offering a captivating reflection on fluidity and societal constructs. A timeless addition to every literary collection.

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Number of pages: 224

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Dive into the mesmerizing world of Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando,” a literary masterpiece that transcends time, gender, and the very essence of identity. Written with Woolf’s signature lyricism and insightful wit, this novel is a tribute to the fluidity of the human spirit.

About the Book: Spanning four centuries, “Orlando” tells the tale of a young nobleman who, under mysterious circumstances, changes gender from male to female and lives on through the centuries to experience life from both male and female perspectives. This unique premise allows Woolf to explore the social and cultural constructs of gender, love, and identity in ways that remain deeply relevant today.


  • Classic Literature: A key work in the canon of modernist literature, “Orlando” is both an adventurous romp through history and a serious reflection on the nature of identity.
  • Gender and Identity: Woolf’s novel was groundbreaking in its portrayal of gender fluidity and remains a touchstone for discussions on gender and identity.
  • Elegant Prose: Immerse yourself in Woolf’s poetic and poignant prose, as she crafts sentences that are as beautiful as they are profound.
  • Historical Context: From the Elizabethan era to the 20th century, join Orlando on a journey through time, witnessing the evolution of society and culture along the way.
  • Paperback Edition: Lightweight and portable, this edition is perfect for both study and leisure reading.

About the Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the 20th century. Known for her intricate narratives and unique storytelling techniques, she was a pioneer in her discussions of gender, mental illness, and the human consciousness. Among her other notable works are “Mrs. Dalloway,” “To the Lighthouse,” and “The Waves.”

Whether you’re a student of literature or simply looking for a thought-provoking read, “Orlando” is a testament to Woolf’s unparalleled creativity and insight. This paperback edition is an essential addition to any bookshelf.

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Weight 285 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 cm