The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister: Vol. 1

The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister: Vol. 1

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 04/11/2010
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Synopsis

When this volume of Anne Lister's diaries was first published in 1988, it was hailed as a vital piece of lost lesbian history. The editor, Helena Whitbread, had spent years painstakingly researching and transcribing Lister's extensive journals, much of which were written in an elaborate code - what Lister called her 'crypthand', which allowed her to record her life in intimate, and at times, explicit, detail. Until then, Anne Lister's lesbianism had been supressed or hinted at; this was the first time her story had been told. Anne Lister defied the role of nineteenth-century womanhood: she was bold, fiercely independent, a landowner, industrialist, traveller and lesbian - a woman who lived her life on her own terms.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844087198
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 310g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 29 mm

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