Orlando: A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928.
A high-spirited romp inspired by the tumultuous family history of Woolf's lover and close friend the aristocratic poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West, it is arguably one of Woolf's most popular novels: 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. (Wikipedia)