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The Well of Loneliness

Res 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 wo. I read The Well of Loneliness because of was very interested in reading novels on homosexuality I needed something to relate to The book centers around a girl whose father desperately wanted a boy and so named her Stephen Throughout her childhood Stephen is shown as a girl unlike others The way she carries herself the way she acts and the fantasies she has about seeing herself as Nelson stress the fact Stephen sexuality is in uestion As she grow Stephen begins to find love in women and eventually settles down with one in particular Until the dreadful ending I found the book up until the end to be very interesting and pleasant However throughout the novel on

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Rk and today it is recognized as a landmark work of gay fictionThis edition contains extra information and archival material that tells the fascinating story behind The Well's controversial publication trial and ban in 19. If one thinks of The Well of Loneliness as having been written by a homophobic sexist straight man then it begins to make sense The central character and stand in for author Radclyffe Hall is not a self loathing lesbian at all he s a transgendered man and he s not exactly gay friendly The identification of Jonathan Brockett as gay by describing his hands as being as white and soft as a woman s for example emphasizes Stephen s conflicted feelings about his own sexuality and the feminine sex as well as his blossoming sense of gender dysphoria as he feels a ueer little sense of outrage If one regards Stephen as a woman it seems completely illog Ty jesteś moje imię material that tells the fascinating story behind The Well's controversial publication trial and ban in 19. If one thinks of The Well of Loneliness as having been written by a homophobic sexist straight The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy man then it begins to Complete Amber Sourcebook make sense The central character and stand in for author Radclyffe Hall is not a self loathing lesbian at all he s a transgendered Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet man and he s not exactly gay friendly The identification of Jonathan Brockett as gay by describing his hands as being as white and soft as a woman s for example emphasizes Stephen s conflicted feelings about his own sexuality and the feminine sex as well as his blossoming sense of gender dysphoria as he feels a ueer little sense of outrage If one regards Stephen as a woman it seems completely illog

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The Well of Loneliness tells the story of tomboyish Stephen who hunts wears trousers and cuts her hair short and who gradually comes to realize that she is attracted to women Charting her romantic and professional adventu. If you are looking for cheerful and uplifting don t start here the title gives it away The main protagonist is Stephen Gordon named Stephen because her father wanted a boy and stuck with the chosen name when a girl arrived This is a very English novel Not very far from Upton on Severn between it in fact and the Malvern Hills stands the country seat of the Gordons of Bramberly well timbered well cottaged well fenced and well watered having in this latter respect a stream that forks in exactly the right position to feed two large lakes in the grounds Stephen is upper class and whatever else she suffers in the novel she is never poorIt s impossibl Road-map to the Indians Treasure main protagonist is Stephen Gordon named Stephen because her father wanted a boy and stuck with the chosen name when a girl arrived This is a very English novel Not very far from Upton on Severn between it in fact and the Malvern Hills stands the country seat of the Gordons of Bramberly well timbered well cottaged well fenced and well watered having in this latter respect a stream that forks in exactly the right position to feed two large lakes in the grounds Stephen is upper class and whatever else she suffers in the novel she is never poorIt s impossibl


About the Author: Radclyffe Hall

Marguerite Radclyffe Hall was born on the south coast of England Her mother may have battered her while her father a playboy known as 'Rat' ignored her In the drawing rooms of Edwardian society Marguerite made a small name for herself as a poet and librettist In 1907 she met a middle aged fashionable singer Mrs Mabel Batten known as 'Ladye who introduced her to influential people Batte



10 thoughts on “The Well of Loneliness

  1. says:

    it should be MANDATORY that everyone reads this book everyone there isn't anything too astounding about her writing style and nothing too deep about it either anyone could pick up this book and see clearly everything she's v

  2. says:

    If you are looking for cheerful and uplifting don’t start here the title gives it away The main protagonist is Stephen Gordon named Stephen because her father wanted a boy and stuck with the chosen name when a girl arrived This is a very English novel“Not very far from Upton on Severn–between it in fact and the Malvern Hills–stands the country seat of the Gordons of Bramberly; well timbered well cottage

  3. says:

    what could have been a fascinating chronicle of a tough butch interloper challenging mainstream society becomes the drippy tale of a woman who just wants to be loved and the cruel little bitch who leads her on oh what a deep well the writing's pretty swell though that can't be denied tres elegante i was reminded of em forster's eua

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    ‘God’ she gasped we believe; we have told You we believe We have not denied You then rise up and defend us Acknowledge us oh God before the whole world Give us also the right to our existence’ First things first the c

  5. says:

    I read The Well of Loneliness because of was very interested in reading novels on homosexuality I needed something to relate to The book centers around a girl whose father desperately wanted a boy and so named her Stephen

  6. says:

    this book was banned in England on publication in 1928 which of course made it a huge bestseller and as it was published in France and the USA it was easy to obtain copiesand of course it is so tame by today's standards the most explicit line in the book is she kissed her full on the lips like a lover but the powers that be in England judged anything even hinting at lesbianism to be immoralin any event it is a

  7. says:

    If one thinks of The Well of Loneliness as having been written by a homophobic sexist straight man then it begins to make sense The central character and stand in for author Radclyffe Hall is not a self loathing lesbian at

  8. says:

    Recently in these parts I declared that this novel was so dull that today it is essentially unreadable and that its lasti

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    James Douglas editor of the Sunday Express wrote Am well aware that sexual inversion and perversion are horrors which exist among us today They flaunt themselves in public places I would rather give a healthy boy or a healthy girl a phial of prussic acid than this novel ‘’If our love is a sin then heaven must be full of such tender and se

  10. says:

    Alternative title The deep deep pitiful well of loneliness I mean I knew this would be sad but I hoped it wouldn't be uite as despairing I suppose the clue was in the name and the fact this is early 20th century lesbian fiction which we all know didn't end well After all we can't be encouraging the ladies Aside from the sexuality this reminds me why the 1920s are my favourite period in literature There's someth

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