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Intimate Friends Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928

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ISBN-10: 0226855635

ISBN-13: 9780226855639

Edition: 2004

Authors: Martha Vicinus

List price: $49.00
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Description:

'Intimate Friends' offers a study of the erotic friendships of educated English and American women in the century and a half up to the publication of Radclyffe Hall's novel 'The Well of Loneliness'. Vicinus also considers the roots of social phenomena such as homosexual self-hatred and female masculinity.
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/30/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Husband-wife coupling
"A scheme of romantic friendship" : love and same-sex marriage
"Emancipated females" : the Rome community
Queer relationships
"They venture to share the same bed" : possible impossibilities
"The gift of love" : religion and lesbian love
Cross-age and crossed love
"A strenuous pleasure" : daughter-mother love
"Passion ... immense and unrestrained" : destructive desires
Modernist refashionings
"Familiar misquotation" : sapphic cross-dressing
"A love of domination" : the mannish invert and sexual danger
Conclusion : beyond the family metaphor
The principal intimate friends
Notes
Selected bibliography
Index