Children s Books, Kids Books, Stories for Kids

Starting Preschool Books to Read With Your Kids

[PDF/EPUB] The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Radclyffe Hall Í 1 DOWNLOAD

Res during the First World War and beyond the novel provoked a furore on first publication in 1928 for its lesbian heroine and led to a notorious legal trial for obscenity Hall herself however saw the book as a pioneer wo. God she gasped we believe we have told You we believe We have not denied You then rise up and defend us Acknowledge us oh God before the whole world Give us also the right to our existence First things first the cover on this edition is absurdly unrepresentative of the book Second I liked the book I would even recommend the book it s just that it should come with a few notes 1 It is endlessly long And detailed For no purpose Whatsoever If the length of the book was sustained by beautifully formed expressions it might not feel so long but 2 I should not have read this so soon after reading the works of some master wordsmiths Halls famous work is not as clunky as and slightly less preachy than The Unlit Lamp but it just isn t one of the books that would have been remembered for its evocative or imaginative writing 3 The book was written with a purpose a plea if you like that is expressed very openly in the closing chapters As an example of cultural history or changes in society and attitudes it is a fantastic read because it contains a lot of information about and detailed description of British upper middle class society of the early 20th century So if you read the book with a purpose of finding out about these attitudes this is a great read 4 The character of Stephen seems to be based at least to some extent on Radclyffe Hall herself As a result the perspective taken by the main character and the book as a whole is limited to the experience of only one individual which I guess is the point but it doesn t make for a complex reading experience In short there does not seem to be an attempt to investigate other points of view or experiment with angles of perception or layers There are other characters but few of them are given a real voice 5 I could not help but smirk at the hint of hypocrisy in the books attempt to strive for acceptance of a minority when at the same time there is underlying attitude of snobbishness and chauvinism towards other minorities And yet for all I criticise there is an also an honesty to the story and Radclyffe Hall s forthright writing style that impresses me and this is worth the hard work of reading it The Well of Loneliness was published at the same time as Woolf s Orlando touching on similar themes of identity but where Orlando shrouded the issue in mysticism Radclyffe Hall dared to write openly about sexual identity The book was banned under the Obscene Publications Act of 1857 The ban was not lifted until 1959 when the Act was amended Originally the test for obscenity was whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall In 1959 the Act was amended to differentiate controversial works of art and literature with social merit The Well of Loneliness was not only book with a lesbian theme to be published in Britain in 1928 but it was the only one banned because of its forthrightness and its explicitness though hardly what would pass as such in today s terms Arguably it is the book s fate the notoriety it gained by being banned that helped The Well of Loneliness to remain in print today You will see unfaithfulness lies and deceit among those whom the world views with approbation You will find that many have grown hard of heart have grown greedy selfish cruel and lustful and then you will turn to me and will say You and I are worthy of respect than these people Why does the world persecute us Stephen And I shall answer Because in this world there is only toleration for the so called normal And when you come to me for protection I shall say I cannot protect you Mary the world has deprived me of my right to protect I am utterly helpless I can only love you This review was first posted on BookLikes

READ ß DEALSONWINES.CO.UK Í Radclyffe Hall

The Well of Loneliness

Rk and today it is recognized as a landmark work of gay fictionThis edition contains extra information and archival material that tells the fascinating story behind The Well's controversial publication trial and ban in 19. James Douglas editor of the Sunday Express wrote Am well aware that sexual inversion and perversion are horrors which exist among us today They flaunt themselves in public places I would rather give a healthy boy or a healthy girl a phial of prussic acid than this novel If our love is a sin then heaven must be full of such tender and selfless sinning as ours Why does the world persecute us Because in this world there is only toleration for the so called normal This is a 38 for me i mean it was kinda boring at the start and it could have been a bit shorter Also I m not really into romance I ve read like what 3 books Okay probably i don t fucking care It has to be really good for me to get invested Yes we are gonna pretend like the two books of Nicholas Sparks almost typed Cage were masterpieces Lucky One Last Song For a weird reason i really like them Why am I talking about this Classics are just a hit or miss with me ugh that reminds me I need to finish Anna Karenina It s too longAnyways the reason I bought this is that I read it s the lesbian bible a must have and when it came out it got banned for obscenity so I was like bitch yeesss If it wasn t for that I wouldn t have picked it up I m glad I didThey said merry Christmas many times See i read a xmas book during the holidays My holiday spirit is truly amazing Btw I read it in four days One of them was on December 26 and somehow ended up reading the Christmas partWhat the fuck is this review

READ & DOWNLOAD The Well of Loneliness

The Well of Loneliness tells the story of tomboyish Stephen who hunts wears trousers and cuts her hair short and who gradually comes to realize that she is attracted to women Charting her romantic and professional adventu. it should be MANDATORY that everyone reads this book everyone there isn t anything too astounding about her writing style and nothing too deep about it either anyone could pick up this book and see clearly everything she s very clearly alluding to so there isn t much mystery but instead a whole lot of straightforward honesty about an aspect of the world most overlook without even realizingwhat broke back mountain failed miserably in doing ratcliffe did with ease this isn t some kinky soft core porn fantasy lesbian sex thriller it isn t a sob story about rights denied gays eitherit s just the tragic story of someone who is but her state of being by no fault or choice of her own disallows her from the honor given to even the most degenerate people of societyit s just her story without bias without the evil conspiracy of the homosexual agenda without hope of guilting the readers into self loathing or repentance of unfair treatment to diverse populations it just isi wish my mom couldwould read this book not that she is like the extreme mother in this book just because it would be a way for her to see aspects of my heart that she would never be able to imagine a way to understand otherwise


10 thoughts on “The Well of Loneliness

  1. says:

    it should be MANDATORY that everyone reads this book everyone there isn't anything too astounding about her writing style and nothing too deep about it either anyone could pick up this book and see clearly everything she's very clearly alluding to so there isn't much mystery but instead a whole lot of straightforward hones

  2. says:

    If you are looking for cheerful and uplifting don’t start here the title gives it away The main protagonist is Stephen Gordon named Stephen because her father wanted a boy and stuck with the chosen name when a girl arrived This is a very English novel“Not very far from Upton on Severn–between it in fact and the Malvern Hills–stands the country seat of the Gordons of Bramberly; well timbered well cottaged well

  3. says:

    what could have been a fascinating chronicle of a tough butch interloper challenging mainstream society becomes the drippy tale of a woman who just wants to be loved and the cruel little bitch who leads her on oh what a deep well the writing's pretty swell though that can't be denied tres elegante i was reminded of em forster's eually drippy eually beautiful but rather enjoyable Maurice plus i actually preferred the wis

  4. says:

    ‘God’ she gasped we believe; we have told You we believe We have not denied You then rise up and defend us Acknowledge us oh God before the whole world Give us also the right to our existence’ First things first the cover on this edition is absurdly unrepresentative of the book Second I liked the book I would even recommend the book it's just that it should come with a few notes 1 It is endlessly long And detailed

  5. says:

    I read The Well of Loneliness because of was very interested in reading novels on homosexuality I needed something to relate to The book centers around a girl whose father desperately wanted a boy and so named her Stephen Throughout her childhood Stephen is shown as a girl unlike others The way she carries herself the way she acts and the fantasies she has about seeing herself as Nelson stress the fact Steph

  6. says:

    this book was banned in England on publication in 1928 which of course made it a huge bestseller and as it was published in France and the USA it was easy to obtain copiesand of course it is so tame by today's st

  7. says:

    If one thinks of The Well of Loneliness as having been written by a homophobic sexist straight man then it begins to make sense The central character and stand in for author Radclyffe Hall is not a self loathing lesbian at all he's a transgendered man and he's not exactly gay friendly The identification of Jonathan Brockett as gay by describing his hands as being “as white and soft as a woman’s” for exa

  8. says:

    Recently in these parts I declared that this novel was so dull that today it is essentially unreadable and that its lasting importance has ev

  9. says:

    James Douglas editor of the Sunday Express wrote Am well aware that sexual inversion and perversion are horrors which exist among us today They flaunt themselves in public places I would rather give a healthy boy or a healthy girl a phial of prussic acid than this novel ‘’If our love is a sin then heaven must be full of such tender and

  10. says:

    Alternative title The deep deep pitiful well of loneliness I mean I knew this would be sad but I hoped it wouldn't be uite as despairing I suppose the clue was in the name and the fact this is early 20th century lesbian fiction which we all know didn't end well After all we can't be encouraging the ladies Aside from the sexuality this remind

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2021 Children s Books, Kids Books, Stories for Kids

Tessa Young is an 18 year old college student with a simple life, excellent grades, and a sweet boyfriend She always has things planned out ahead of time, until she meets a rude boy named Harry, with too many tattoos and piercings who shatters her plans.