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  1. says:

    it should be MANDATORY that everyone reads this book everyone there isn't anything too astounding about her writing style an

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    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 fenced and well watere

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    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

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    ‘God’ she gasped we believe; we have told You we believe We have not denied You then rise up and defend us

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    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 Stephen sexuality is in uestion As she

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    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 standards the most explicit line in the book is she kissed her full on the lips like a lover but the powers that be in England judged anything even hinting at lesbianism to be immoralin any event it is

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    If one thinks of The Well of Loneliness as having been written by a homophobic sexist straight man then it begins to make se

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    Recently in these parts I declared that this novel was so dull that today it is essentially unreadable and that its lasting importance has everything to do with history and not a thing to do with art And I still generally st

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    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

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    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 supp

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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. 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 Stephen sexuality is in uestion As she grow Stephen begins to find love in women and eventually settles down with one in particular Until the dreadful ending I found the book up until the end to be very interesting and pleasant However throughout the novel one could not help feeling a sense of self hatred in Stephen as well as some other characters Most of the time they would not even give themselves a name could not see themselves as whole and thought mostly that outward achievements such as great writing that would make them famous would make up for the fact that they were homosexuals This book to me seems like a cautionary tale to gay women in society The morals that MsRadclyffe presents is that heterosexual couples are acceptable and comfortable then a homosexual couple and that a heterosexual relationship is one that can truly provide the safety and dignity in this world It s a shame Radclyffe wrote such beliefs

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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

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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. 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 fenced and well watered having in this latter respect a stream that forks in exactly the right position to feed two large lakes in the grounds Stephen is upper class and whatever else she suffers in the novel she is never poorIt s impossible to avoid mentioning the trial for obscenity in 1928 The impetus came from the tabloid press and the obscenityshe kissed her full on the lips as a lover and and that night they were not dividedIt was really about the depiction of a lifestyle especially the sections set in Paris after the First World War However battle lines were drawn and writers like Shaw Eliot the Woolfs Forster Smyth Jameson and Wells amongst others Although only a limited number such as Woolf and Forster were prepared to testify The outcome was a foregone conclusion and the novel was not published in the UK until 1949 after Hall s death Inevitably there has been a great deal of debate about this book over the years with views and opinions changing and ebbing to and fro One ongoing discussion is whether Stephen as she is described was transgender As she says to her mother All my life I ve never felt like a woman and you know itThere is a particular use of language as well The use of the term invert stems from the work of Havelock Ellis It is not thankfully a term that has survived Hall covers a good deal of ground in the 450 pages and the depiction of the bars and sub culture of Paris in the 1920s are well drawn France did not have the laws against homosexuality that some other countries had One particular aside some of the minor characters are very strong Puddle one of Stephen s later governesses who is clearly lesbian is well portrayed The animals in particular play an important role and are well written Reactions to this novel have been strong in both directions for many it was the only lesbian novel they had heard of Mary Renault who read it in 1938 recalls it as being earnest and humourless However one Holocaust survivor noted Remembering that book I wanted to live long enough to kiss another womanThe ebb and flow go on Hannah Roche has recently reassessed The Well Was Hall cleverly turning to a Victorian mode in order to critiue the politics of modernism challenging the value of aesthetic experiment and obscurity I argue not only that The Well was stylistically as impressive as the most celebrated of difficult 1920s novels but also that by boldly appropriating an accepted and heteronormative genre Hall makes a statement about the rightful position of lesbian writing that dares to strike its readers in ways direct and profound than the audaciously avant garde For me I understand its importance and I wasn t expecting a happy ending I wasn t disappointed in that Puddle s advice to Stephen is powerful You re neither unnatural nor abominable nor mad you re as much a part of what people call nature as anyone else only you re unexplained as yet you ve not got your niche in creation But some day that will come and meanwhile don t shrink from yourself but face yourself calmly and bravely Have courage do the best you can with your burden But above all be honourable Cling to your honour for the sake of those others who share the same burden For their sakes show the world that people like you and they can be uite as selfless and fine as the rest of mankind Let your life go to prove this it would be a really great life work Stephen There s still an element of apologizing for who you are and carrying a burden but then even today the struggle continues Many problems in the novel arise from a lack of communication but nothing has changed there You can see the ending coming from a long way off although the means is not obvious until late in the book It s not that well written and doesn t stand up well to Orlando which was published in the same year Another point is that pity is not the best way of trying to get people on your side The interesting contrast between Stephen and Valerie Seymour is also illustrative Seymour hosts a salon and is a pagan no religion and has no problems with ethical dilemmas as a result of her lesbianism Stephen holds onto the structures of Catholicism on and off and can t manage to suare her sexuality with her faith Stephen s relationship with her mother who rejects her also runs through the novel I can understand the importance of this novel at the time but that time has gone and it feels like a historical document but I am glad I read it The story is unbearably sad but you can t always have happy ever after