by Radclyffe Hall - £9.99 Little, Brown Book Group (2008)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781844085156 | ISBN 10: 1844085155
A powerful novel of love between women, 'The Well of Loneliness' brought about the most famous legal trial for obscenity in the history of British law. Banned on publication in 1928, it went on to become a classic bestseller.
Stephen Gordon (named by a father desperate for a son) is not like other girls: she hunts, she fences, she reads books, wears trousers and longs to cut her hair. As she grows up amidst the stifling grandeur of Morton Hall, the locals begins to draw away from her, aware of some indefinable things that sets her apart. And when Stephen Gordon reaches maturity, she falls passionately in love - with another woman.
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