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Gentleman Jack : Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist - Katy Derbyshire

Gentleman Jack

Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist

By: Katy Derbyshire (Translator), Angela Steidele (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2019
ISBN: 9781788160995
Number Of Pages: 352

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The extraordinary life of history's first modern lesbian who inspired the television series Gentleman Jack.

Anne Lister's journals were so shocking that the first person to crack their secret code hid them behind a fake panel in his ancestral home. Anne Lister was a Regency landowner, an intrepid world traveller ... and an unabashed lover of other women.

In this bold new biography, prizewinning author Angela Steidele uses the diaries to create a portrait of Anne Lister as we've never seen her before: a woman in some ways very much of her time and in others far ahead of it. Anne Lister recorded everything from the most intimate details of her numerous liaisons through to her plans to make her fortune by exploiting the coal seams under her family estate in Halifax and her reaction to the Peterloo massacre. She conducted a love life of labyrinthine complexity, all while searching for a girlfriend who could provide her with both financial security and true love.

Anne Lister's rich and unconventional life is now the subject of the major BBC TV drama series Gentleman Jack.

About the Author

Angela Steidele has written several books about LGBTQ+ lives in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Love Story: Adele Schopenhauer and Sibylle Mertens was shortlisted for the NDR Kultur non-fiction prize. She won the Gleim Literature Prize for In Men's Clothes, her biography of Catharina Linck, and the Bavarian Book Prize for her novel Rosenstengel. Angela Steidele lives in Cologne.

Industry Reviews

'Steidele might just be a German equivalent to Jeanette Winterson'
New Books in German

'Really a joy to read'
Missy Magazine

'What a character, what material! ...And now also a narrative phenomenon'
Sueddeutsche Zeitung

'A highly recommended book about a breathtakingly adventurous woman's life'
Deutschlandfunk

ISBN: 9781788160995
ISBN-10: 1788160991
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st July 2019
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.29

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