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The well of loneliness

The well of loneliness

The well of loneliness (1928) by English woman writer Radclyffe Hall was a well-known lesbian novel. Though its literary merits and bleak portrayal of lesbian life were sometimes controversial, the book was a source of information for women pondering their sexuality.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Radclyffe Hall, Well of loneliness, New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1928.

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Alison J. Laurie, 'Lesbian lives - Early meeting places', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2024)

Story by Alison J. Laurie, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Aug 2018