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The Well of Loneliness Summary
Radclyffe Hall

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The Well of Loneliness Summary

Plot Summary

The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall is a controversial novel that was banned at the time of its publication in 1928. The novel is about Stephen Gordon, a young Englishwoman who is a lesbian, in a time when acceptance of this lifestyle was non-existent. Stephen grows up unaware that there is a name for the oddities in her behaviors and emotions. Stephen's father understands, but is unable to find a way to explain what he knows to Stephen or her mother. When Stephen's father dies, Stephen is truly alone with her confusion, becoming involved in a love affair that will make her mother aware of what she is, causing an irreparable rift in their relationship. On her own, Stephen will find there are others out there like herself, even take a lover who gives her the happiness she thought she would never find, but the continuing lack of...

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