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bhavya
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Post by bhavya » April 15th, 2019, 5:28 am

HoosierMary wrote:
November 4th, 2014, 9:15 pm
A few thoughts:

Browsing this thread, my mind kept going back to Well of Loneliness (Radclyffe Hall), but I was dismayed to find it was published in 1928.
So I am not sure if you know about this book, but here is the book that is said to have inspired Hall in writing his book:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/40264/40264-h/40264-h.htm

bhavya
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Post by bhavya » April 15th, 2019, 5:33 am

Again, I am not sure if this has been discovered,

but this book gives a list of books that deal with lesbian relationships. At first glance, most of the books will not be in PD for a long, looong time. But, there are some that might be released shortly ( in a few years :wink: ) !

some which are in pd ( I would still need to search for sources ) are:
  • HUNEKER, JAMES. Painted Veils. Liveright 1920 (still in print); pbr Avon 1928. Unpleasant novel of the theatrical and literary world of that day; the heroine, Easter, (an opera singer) has a mannish satellite.

    The Quest. Macmillan, 1922. An over-emotional girl, seeking escape from home tensions, develops crushes on a classmate and on a teacher. her mother’s over-reaction turns the girl against variant attachments just as her
    30
     unhappy home turned her against marriage.

    The Labyrinth. Macmillan, 1923. Variant attachments, among others, in a novel of a woman unhappy in domesticity and trying to find creative outlets

    MILLAY, KATHLEEN. Against the Wall. Macaulay, 1929. College novel by the sister of the well-known poet (see poetry supplement).

    NEFF, WANDA FRAIKEN. We Sing Diana. Boston, Houghton 1928. Story of a girl too inhibited to face her own nature.

    O’Neill, Rose—The Master Mistress. N. Y. Knopf, 1922. The creator of the “Kewpies” also was the writer of these sensitive, occasionally erotic poems. Perhaps a dozen are explicitly lesbian.
and so on...I will go ahead and search for online sources, if not buy and upload them on PG.

elsieselwyn
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Post by elsieselwyn » April 15th, 2019, 9:18 am

bhavya wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 5:33 am
Again, I am not sure if this has been discovered,

but this book gives a list of books that deal with lesbian relationships. At first glance, most of the books will not be in PD for a long, looong time. But, there are some that might be released shortly ( in a few years :wink: ) !

some which are in pd ( I would still need to search for sources ) are:
  • HUNEKER, JAMES. Painted Veils. Liveright 1920 (still in print); pbr Avon 1928. Unpleasant novel of the theatrical and literary world of that day; the heroine, Easter, (an opera singer) has a mannish satellite.

    The Quest. Macmillan, 1922. An over-emotional girl, seeking escape from home tensions, develops crushes on a classmate and on a teacher. her mother’s over-reaction turns the girl against variant attachments just as her
    30
     unhappy home turned her against marriage.

    The Labyrinth. Macmillan, 1923. Variant attachments, among others, in a novel of a woman unhappy in domesticity and trying to find creative outlets

    MILLAY, KATHLEEN. Against the Wall. Macaulay, 1929. College novel by the sister of the well-known poet (see poetry supplement).

    NEFF, WANDA FRAIKEN. We Sing Diana. Boston, Houghton 1928. Story of a girl too inhibited to face her own nature.

    O’Neill, Rose—The Master Mistress. N. Y. Knopf, 1922. The creator of the “Kewpies” also was the writer of these sensitive, occasionally erotic poems. Perhaps a dozen are explicitly lesbian.
and so on...I will go ahead and search for online sources, if not buy and upload them on PG.

Painted Veils is at gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47141

The Labyrinth on archive: https://archive.org/details/labyrinth00hull/page/n9

Various copies are available on archive of the master mistress:
https://archive.org/details/mastermistresspo00oneirich/page/n6
https://archive.org/details/mastermistress00onegoog/page/n6
https://archive.org/details/cu31924021654615/page/n6
https://archive.org/details/mastermistresspo00onei/page/n6

Against the wall on hathi trust (with full view):
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006702671

Elizabby
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Post by Elizabby » April 15th, 2019, 5:58 pm

bhavya wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 5:28 am
HoosierMary wrote:
November 4th, 2014, 9:15 pm
A few thoughts:

Browsing this thread, my mind kept going back to Well of Loneliness (Radclyffe Hall), but I was dismayed to find it was published in 1928.
So I am not sure if you know about this book, but here is the book that is said to have inspired Hall in writing his book:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/40264/40264-h/40264-h.htm
Looks interesting! I've just launched this project: Regiment of Women. See also the purple link in my signature file.

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Post by xios01 » May 6th, 2019, 9:08 am

Odd question for this topic. But has there ever been an LGBT (or related) theme offered for the librivox/archive.org "staff picks" ?? I've not found any related. Albeit, I know that for Librivox this can be a difficult to identify related projects, we do have a few options.

staff picks for 2019:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Staff_Picks_2019

staff picks discussions and suggestions:
viewtopic.php?f=24&t=17058&p=1585479&hilit=staff+picks#p1585479

Any thoughts?

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