The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister (Virago Modern Classics) Book

The diary of a remarkable woman who lived life on her terms in Regency Yorkshire. Anne Lister was a wealthy landowner, industrialist - and lesbian.Read More

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    These remarkable diaries are a piece of lost lesbian history. Anne Lister defied the role of womanhood seen in the novels of Jane Austen: she was bold fiercely independent a landowner industrialist traveller ? and lesbian. She kept extensive diaries written partly in code of her life and loves. The diaries have been edited by Helena Whitbread who spent years decoding and transcribing them. '[Anne Lister's] sense of self and self-awareness is what makes her modern to us. She was a woman exercising conscious choice. She controlled her cash and her body. At a time when women had to marry or be looked after by a male relative and when all their property on marriage passed to their husband Anne Lister not only dodged the traps of being female she set up a liaison with another woman that enhanced her own wealth and left both of them free to live as they wished ...The diaries gave me courage' Jeanette Winterson 'Engaging revealing at times simply astonishing: Anne Lister's diaries are an indispensable read for anyone interested in the history of gender sexuality and the intimate lives of women' Sarah Waters

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    Anne Lister, Helena Whitbread (Editor)

  • 1844087190
  • 9781844087198
  • Anne Lister
  • 4 November 2010
  • Virago
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 448

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