The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
The Well of Loneliness tells the story of tomboyish Stephen, who hunts, wears trousers and cuts her hair short - and who gradually comes to realise that she is attracted to women. Charting her romantic and professional adventures 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 work and today it is recognised as a landmark work of gay fiction.
This Penguin edition includes a new introduction by Maureen Duffy.
'The archetypal lesbian novel' - Times Literary Supplement
'One of the first and most influential contributions of gay and lesbian literature' - New Statesman
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Dimensions: 198mm x 22mm x 129mm