Afflicted with a love of literature

Woolf describes Orlando as "a nobleman afflicted with a love of literature":

It was the fatal nature of this disease to substitute a phantom for reality, so that Orlando, to whom fortune had given every gift – plate, linen, houses, men-servants, carpets, beds in profusion – had only to open a book for the whole vast accumulation to turn to mist. (71)

Virginia Woolf (1928), Orlando: A Biography