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The Well of Loneliness

Hall, Radclyffe (Book - 1990)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Originally published in 1928, Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness is the timeless story of a lesbian couple's struggle to be accepted by "polite" society. Shockingly candid for its time, this novel was the very first to condemn homophobic society for its unfair treatment of gays and lesbians.
Authors: Hall, Radclyffe
Statement of Responsibility: Radclyffe Hall ; with a commentary by Havelock Ellis
Title: The well of loneliness
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1990
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
Characteristics: 437 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary: Originally published in 1928, Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness is the timeless story of a lesbian couple's struggle to be accepted by "polite" society. Shockingly candid for its time, this novel was the very first to condemn homophobic society for its unfair treatment of gays and lesbians.
Subject Headings: Lesbians Fiction
Topical Term: Lesbians
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Hall, Radclyffe. Well of loneliness. 1st Anchor Books ed. New York : Anchor Books, 1990 (OCoLC)606555191
Online version: Hall, Radclyffe. Well of loneliness. 1st Anchor Books ed. New York : Anchor Books, 1990 (OCoLC)607687234
LCCN: 90035904
ISBN: 0385416091
9780385416092
Branch Call Number: FIC H
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Sep 09, 2014
  • tuknea rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's a wonderfully written book, sad (and depressing, for some) but so true. I love the use of the language.

Aug 16, 2010
  • teacupfaerie rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

At one point all lesbian novels had to end badly in order to show the folly of having this orientation. This is one of those. It was alright up to the end.

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