The well of loneliness
The Well of Loneliness is a path-breaking novel. Published by Radclyffe Hall herself in 1928, it was immediately banned in Britain due to its lesbian theme and was allowed in the United States only after a long court battle. The story of Stephen, a daughter baptised with a saint's name by her father who had longed for a boy, who grew up with all the virtues of a son. Practically from birth, Stephen is described as "different," yet while Radclyffe Hall delivers the powerful message that lesbianism is natural, she also asks the reader to have pity on Stephen Gordon, for, along with the popular psychoanalysts of her day, Radclyffe Hall describes lesbianism as an "inversion." The "terrible mark of Cain" compels Stephen to forsake the woman she loves to protect her from a life of ostracism.
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- 2014 London : Hesperus
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- London : Hesperus
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- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender, Literature and Fiction,
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- This is a copyrighted book.
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