- Adaptation Displacement: Of a sort, as it's more likely that people would know of Orlando due to the character's role in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen rather than this novel wherein the character originated.
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The arrival of Purity, Chastity, and Modesty who show up randomly in Turkey with no foreshadowing, have apparently no effect on Orlando sleeping, and then leave and are barely mentioned in passing again. It could be considered symbolic, until they throw him/her some clothes.
- Padding: To quote,
It was now November. After November, comes December. Then January, February, March, and April. After April comes May. June, July, August follow. Next is September. Then October, and so, behold, here we are back at November again, with a whole year accomplished.
- Although it makes sense in context, all is vanity, it does seem like Woolf is running out of ideas nearing the end.