Wednesday, 1 January 2014


The Definitive Edition of THE WELL OF LONELINESS 
-Illustrations from the life and times of Radclyffe Hall, plus the original notes from the first edition 
-Complete, unabridged, and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience 
-Linked table of contents to reach your chapter quickly 

“Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness, a candid, semi-autobiographical novel about coming to terms with a lesbian identity, brought to the forefront the question of whether or not the frank portrayal of lesbianism in a book was grounds for charges of obscenity. First published July 1928 in England by Jonathan Cape, The Well was soon seized and criminalized for violating the Obscene Publications Act of 1857” Sherri Liberman, New York Public Library Blog 

“A classic novel and beautifully written, it was at times painful to read the story of Stephen, a lesbian in the 1920s, and the way she was treated for her then very radical style of dressing and acting mannish. Her parents each treated her very differently - the father accepted that she was different and tried to protect her whereas her mother, although suspecting something was very different about her daughter, never accepted her homosexuality when she found out and, indeed, they were estranged for a number of years. This novel by Radclyffe Hall is a thinly disguised biography of her own life and her struggles to be accepted in society.” Terri 

“There is so much more to this novel than being 'the bible of Lesbianism''. Hall writes beautifully about the father / daughter relationship, loss, what is means to be an outsider and the strong bond with home. It is an impassioned cry for equality from a society that denies the 'invert' everything of importance - home, parental affection, acceptance in society, meaningful friendships and love. Highly recommended!” Hannah 

“In 1928 Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness . . . led to an obscenity trial which considered the implications of the national shortage of men and 'two women in bed making beasts of themselves'. Stanley Baldwin, the Prime Minister, his Chancellor, Winston Churchill, and Home Secretary Sir William Joynson-Hicks went to great lengths to suppress the book. Hall, a flamboyant lesbian, wrote The Well of Loneliness to 'put my pen at the service of some of the most misunderstood people in the world” The Guardian 

THE WELL OF LONELINESS is the seminal lesbian novel in a specially designed edition for kindle. This is Radclyffe Hall’s masterpiece which will intrigue and delight you. Read it as it is meant to be read: complete, and unabridged with illustrations from the life and times of Raclyffe Hall. Once banned, now is your chance to read it and make up your mind. 

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