'What do I care for the world's opinion? What do I care for anything but you'
Named by her wealthy father, who wanted a boy, Stephen knows she does not fit in. She hates wearing her hair long, loves riding, reading and fencing and, she soon realizes, is attracted to women. From the battlefields of the First World War and to the streets of bohemian Paris, The Well of Loneliness recounts her passionate search for love and fulfilment.
The subject of one of the most notorious obscenity trials in history, Radclyffe Hall's landmark 1928 work of lesbian fiction is a moving portrayal of a woman determined to live life on her own terms. With a new Introduction by Maureen Duffy
About the Author
Radclyffe Hall was born in 1880. After an unhappy childhood, she inherited her father's estate and from then on was free to travel and live as she chose. She fell in love and lived with an older woman before settling down with Una Troubridge, a married sculptor. Hall wrote many books but is best known for The Well of Loneliness, first published in 1928. She died in 1943 and is buried in Highgate Cemetery in London. Maureen Duffy was born in 1933 and educated at Kings College London. She became a full-time writer in the 1960s, and has since written numerous screenplays, poetry and novels. A lifelong campaigner for gay rights and animal rights, Duffy is also president of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society.
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 25th March 2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.5 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1