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The Well of Loneliness

Radclyffe Hall

New to Penguin Modern Classics, the seminal work of gay literature that sparked an infamous legal trial for obscenity and went on to become a bestseller.The Well of Loneliness tells the story of tomboyish Stephen, who hunts, wears trousers and cuts her hair short - and who gradually comes to realise that she is attracted to women. Charting her romantic and professional adventures during the First World War and beyond, the novel provoked a furore on first publication in 1928 for its lesbian heroine and led to a notorious legal trial for obscenity. Hall herself, however, saw the book as a pioneer work and today it is recognised as a landmark work of gay fiction.This Penguin edition includes a new introduction by Maureen Duffy. The archetypal lesbian novel -Times Literary Supplement- One of the first and most influential contributions of gay and lesbian literature - New StatesmanRadclyffe Hall was born in 1880. After an unhappy childhood, she inherited her fathers estate and from then on was free to travel and live as she chose. She fell in love and lived with an older woman before settling down with Una Troubridge, a married sculptor. Hall wrote many books but is best known for The Well of Loneliness, first published in 1928. She died in 1943 and is buried in Highgate Cemetery in London. Maureen Duffy was born in 1933 and educated at Kings College London. She became a full-time writer in the 1960s, and has since written numerous screenplays, poetry and novels. A lifelong campaigner for gay rights and animal rights, Duffy is also president of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society.

The Well of Loneliness was banned for obscenity when published in 1928. It became an international bestseller, and for decades was the single most famous lesbian novel. It has influenced how love between women is understood, for the twentieth century and beyond. The Well of Loneliness tells the story of tomboyish Stephen, who hunts, wears trousers and cuts her hair short - and who gradually comes to realise that she is attracted to women. Charting her romantic and professional adventures during the First World War and beyond, the novel provoked a furore on first publication in 1928 for its lesbian ...

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The Well of Loneliness is a lesbian novel by British author Radclyffe Hall that was first published in 1928 by Jonathan Cape. It follows the life of Stephen Gordon, an Englishwoman from an upper-class family whose "sexual inversion" (homosexuality) is apparent from an early age. She finds love with Mary Llewellyn, whom she meets while serving as an ambulance driver in World War I, but their ... 19.06.2019

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Radclyffe Hall's 1928 novel, The Well of Loneliness, is repeatedly described as a ''bible'' of lesbian literature. The novel itself repeatedly alludes to biblical ...

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May 5, 2020 ... I HAVE read The Well of Loneliness with great interest because – apart from its fine qualities as a novel by a writer of accomplished art – it ...

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The Well of Loneliness Quotes Showing 1-30 of 77 “The world hid its head in the sands of convention, so that by seeing nothing it might avoid Truth.

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Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness has long been read as stylistically inferior to novels by Hall's 'experimental' peers. Led by Virginia and Leonard Woolf, ... The latest Tweets from 90 Years since The Well of Loneliness (@radclyffehall90). 90 years since The Well of Loneliness: A Radclyffe Hall Symposium 27 July ...