Feminist Novels The Book of the City of Ladies, the Handmaid's Tale, the Well of Loneliness, Caballero
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 40. Chapters: The Book of the City of Ladies, The Color Purple, The Well of Loneliness, Caballero: A Historical Novel, Fanny Hill, The Story of an African Farm, A Long Fatal Love Chase, The Secret Magdalene, The Edible Woman, Herland, Moving the Mountain, Les Guerilleres, Fantomina, With Her in Ourland: Sequel to Herland, Laura, Tam Lin, Blanca Olmedo, The Women's Room, The Queen's Gambit, Surfacing, The Price of Salt, The Red Tent, Dirty Weekend, Gemma Doyle Trilogy, The Golden Notebook, Possessing the Secret of Joy, A Woman With No Clothes On, Ann Veronica, Efuru, The Job, Stolen Sunshine. Excerpt: The Well of Loneliness is a 1928 lesbian novel by the British author Radclyffe Hall. It follows the life of Stephen Gordon, an Englishwoman from an upper-class family whose "sexual inversion" (that is, homosexuality) is apparent from an early age. She finds love with Mary Llewellyn, whom she meets while serving as an ambulance driver in World War I, but their happiness together is marred by social isolation and rejection, which Hall depicts as having a debilitating effect on inverts. The novel portrays inversion as a natural, God-given state and makes an explicit plea: "Give us also the right to our existence." The Well became the target of a campaign by James Douglas, editor of the Sunday Express newspaper, who wrote "I would rather give a healthy boy or a healthy girl a phial of prussic acid than this novel." Although its only sexual reference consists of the words "and that night, they were not divided," a British court judged it obscene because it defended "unnatural practices between women." In the United States the book survived legal challenges in New York state and in Customs Court. Publicity over The Well's legal battles increased the visibility of lesbians in British and American culture. F...