DIANA: A STRANGE AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Frederics, Diana

DIANA: A STRANGE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Frederics, Diana

Published by Citadel Press, New York, 1948
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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8vo. (21 cm.) x, 242p. Introduction by Victor Robinson, M.D. Decorated title page with a drawing n black of a woman in a long dress with her arms folded across her chest and what appears to be a blissful expression on her face. (This image is duplicated in red on the front and rear panels of the dust jacket.) Tan paper made to look like cloth over boards with maroon letters on the font cover and the spine. Just hints of wear to extremities, covers clean, letters bright, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. Dust jacket slightly soiled and with a large tear to the rear panel with nothing missing. Diana Frederics is a pseudonym for an unidentified woman and this appears to be her only published book, first published in 1939 by Dial Press. Addinig to the mystery is the fact that this book was published in France in 1946 under the title DIANA. ROMAN. DIANA: A STRANGE AUTOBIOGRAPHY is the story of a young woman who, after reading a medical text on sexuality, begins to suspect that she is a lesbian. She decides to put aside this new information until she is strong enough to deal with it and, while at college, avoids intimate contact with those women to whom she is attracted. She lives in a "trial marriage" with a young man until she decides that she has been living a lie. The narrative follows her involvement in several relationships with women. In the concluding chapter, entitled "Fulfillment," Diana and her lover Leslie decide to stay together, remarking that "there's such a thing as vows meaning more just because they are secret. [some information from the GLBGQ Encyclopedia]. Bookseller Inventory # 006798

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Title: DIANA: A STRANGE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Publisher: Citadel Press, New York

Publication Date: 1948

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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