Register for our book discussion of Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf on June 14th from 6PM – 8PM at the Main Library, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, and receive a complimentary copy of the book … yours to keep 🤩
Once called, “the longest and most charming love letter in literature,” Orlando: A Biography is a semi-biographical novel by Virginia Woolf.
Inspired by a three-year-long affair with Vita Sackville-West, Orlando: A Biography is the satirical tale of an adventurous young poet named Orlando and his journey through over three hundred years of English literary history. Born a male nobleman, Orlando is a handsome young man serving as a page at the Elizabethan Court. When he falls in love with Sasha, a Russian princess, Orlando is subjected to both heartbreak and inspiration–leading him onto a path he might not have otherwise pursued. Through trial, tribulation, harmony, and strife, Orlando persists and one day awakens to find that he has metamorphosed into a woman overnight. Embracing his newfound womanhood, Orlando begins a new life in the eighteenth century, making the acquaintance of great writers and poets alike as he works towards the publication of The Oak Tree, his centuries-old volume of poetry.
Praised as one of the most influential works of feminist and queer literature, Orlando: A Biography is a unique and unusual look at queer love in the twentieth century.