By Virginia Woolf, 1928
Orlando: A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928. Inspired by novelist Vita Sackville-West, Woolf’s lover, it is arguably one of her most popular novels; Orlando is a history of English literature in satiric form. The book describes the adventures of a poet who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history. Considered a feminist classic, the book has been written about extensively by scholars of women’s writing and gender and transgender studies.