The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

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

  • Details

    Imprint: Penguin Classics

    Published: 05/02/2015

    ISBN: 9780141191836

    Pages: 512

    Dimensions: 198mm x 22mm x 129mm

    Weight: 351g

    Type: Paperback

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