The Well of Loneliness

ebook: The Well of Loneliness

Sprache - Englisch

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About the eBook

The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall, a groundbreaking novel, tells the story of Stephen Gordon, a woman born into an upper-class family in England. From an early age, Stephen feels different from other girls. She is more comfortable in traditionally masculine clothing and activities, and as she grows older, she realizes her sexual attraction to women. The novel chronicles Stephen's life from her childhood in the English countryside to adulthood. She faces social ostracism and struggles with her identity and the expectations placed upon her by society. Despite these challenges, Stephen pursues love and happiness, engaging in relationships with other women, which are often met with disapproval and heartache. Stephen's journey takes her through the tumultuous times of World War I, where she serves as an ambulance driver, and into the post-war period. The novel explores themes of gender, sexuality, and societal norms, notable for its portrayal at a time when such subjects were taboo.

About the Author

Radclyffe Hall (1880–1943) was an English poet and author, best known for the novel The Well of Loneliness, a groundbreaking work in lesbian literature. In adulthood, Hall often went by the name John, rather than Marguerite.

Product Details

Publisher: e-artnow

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 456 Pages

Filesize: 892.7 KB

ISBN: 4066339588806