Diana Souhami The Trials of Radclyffe Hall

ISBN 13: 9780385512398

The Trials of Radclyffe Hall

3.86 avg rating
( 111 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780385512398: The Trials of Radclyffe Hall
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Radclyffe Hall was born in 1884 in Bournemouth in a house of horrors called 'Sunny Lawn'. It was an unhappy childhood, until her father's death when Radclyffe inherited GBP200,000. She was 18. She leased a London house, dressed in chappish clothes, called herself Peter then John & wrote her first collection of verse. She was a political reactionary, a reformed Catholic, obsessive about work, hunted with 3 packs, got her pipes from Dunhill's, wore brocade smoking jackets & had her hair cropped. She thought real women were born to be wives & disliked doing any business with them. Her 1st love was Mabel Batten, known as Ladye, who reputedly had an affair with Edward VII. Radclyffe Hall is now most famous for THE WELL OF LONELINESS, written in 1928. A novel about 'congenital inverts' - lesbian love - the book was suppressed both here & the US & caused Radclyffe to be put on trial under the Obscene Publications Act. Brilliantly written, this biography is a fresh and irreverent insight into the lives of one of the most alluring and eccentric women of this century.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The wealthy, conservative lesbian Radclyffe Hall is remembered now for a single brave act: the publication of her troubling classic The Well of Loneliness (1928), the first novel in English on the theme of "sexual inversion." It appeared the same year as Virginia Woolf's jeu d'esprit Orlando, which is more or less about Woolf's love of Vita Sackville-West, but the authorities failed to decipher the subversive undertone of Woolf's modernist prose--and it was Hall's blandly realistic novel that was seized and banned. The best yet of Diana Souhami's biographies, The Trials of Radclyffe Hall is an absorbing and irreverent account of Hall's life and work, with emphasis on the stormy reception of The Well of Loneliness and Hall's long relationship with the artist Una Troubridge, "a formidable acolyte, an indispensable servant, even if there was the grip of tentacles about her and the clink of chains." --Regina Marler

From the Inside Flap:

The extraordinary life of a great English eccentric and author, as seen by one of England's leading biographers.

A fascinating figure of English literary and political history, Radclyffe Hall was born in 1880 in Bournemouth, England. Hall suffered through an exceedingly unhappy childhood until her father's death. With her inheritance, Hall leased a house in Kensington and began to live the way she pleased. She started dressing in chappish clothes, called herself Peter, then John, and wrote her first collection of verse. She was a political reactionary, a reformed Catholic, a member of the Society for Psychical Research, fussy about food and obsessive about work. She got her pipes from Dunhill's, wore brocade smoking jackets, spats in winter, and had her hair cropped off at the barber's.

Hall is most famous today for her book, The Well of Loneliness, which she wrote in 1928. A novel about lesbian love, the book caused an enormous scandal on its publication and it was suppressed both in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, where Hall was put on trial under the Obscene Publications Act.

Brilliantly written, witty, and satirical, this major new biography by Diana Souhami brings a fresh and irreverent eye to the life of this fascinating eccentric.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781860495458: The Trials of Radclyffe Hall

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1860495451 ISBN 13:  9781860495458
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd, 1999
Softcover

9780297818250: Trials of Radclyffe Hall

Trafal..., 1998
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Souhami, Diana
Published by Doubleday Books 6/15/1999 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0385512392 ISBN 13: 9780385512398
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday Books 6/15/1999, 1999. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Trials of Radclyffe Hall. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780385512398

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Souhami, Diana
Published by MAIN STREET (1999)
ISBN 10: 0385512392 ISBN 13: 9780385512398
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MAIN STREET, 1999. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780385512398

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Souhami, Diana
Published by Doubleday (2018)
ISBN 10: 0385512392 ISBN 13: 9780385512398
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0385512392

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Souhami, Diana
Published by Doubleday
ISBN 10: 0385512392 ISBN 13: 9780385512398
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0385512392 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132240573

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Diana Souhami
Published by Doubleday Books
ISBN 10: 0385512392 ISBN 13: 9780385512398
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday Books. Paperback. Condition: New. 496 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.0in.Radclyffe Hall was born in 1884 in Bournemouth in a house of horrors called Sunny Lawn. It was an unhappy childhood, until her fathers death when Radclyffe inherited GBP200, 000. She was 18. She leased a London house, dressed in chappish clothes, called herself Peter then John and wrote her first collection of verse. She was a political reactionary, a reformed Catholic, obsessive about work, hunted with 3 packs, got her pipes from Dunhills, wore brocade smoking jackets and had her hair cropped. She thought real women were born to be wives and disliked doing any business with them. Her 1st love was Mabel Batten, known as Ladye, who reputedly had an affair with Edward VII. Radclyffe Hall is now most famous for THE WELL OF LONELINESS, written in 1928. A novel about congenital inverts - lesbian love - the book was suppressed both here and the US and caused Radclyffe to be put on trial under the Obscene Publications Act. Brilliantly written, this biography is a fresh and irreverent insight into the lives of one of the most alluring and eccentric women of this century. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780385512398

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Diana Souhami
Published by Doubleday Books (1999)
ISBN 10: 0385512392 ISBN 13: 9780385512398
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday Books, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # APC9780385512398

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Diana Souhami
Published by Doubleday Books (1999)
ISBN 10: 0385512392 ISBN 13: 9780385512398
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday Books, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # APC9780385512398

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Souhami, Diana
Published by Doubleday
ISBN 10: 0385512392 ISBN 13: 9780385512398
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0385512392 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780385512398

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Souhami, Diana
Published by MAIN STREET (1999)
ISBN 10: 0385512392 ISBN 13: 9780385512398
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MAIN STREET, 1999. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780385512398

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Diana Souhami
Published by Doubleday Books (1999)
ISBN 10: 0385512392 ISBN 13: 9780385512398
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday Books, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Seller Inventory # LIE9780385512398

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book