Radclyffe Hall

(1880—1943) novelist

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the pen name of Marguerite Radclyffe‐Hall, born in Bournemouth. She published several volumes of verse and eight volumes of fiction, including The Unlit Lamp (1924), and Adam's Breed (1926). Her open treatment of lesbianism in The Well of Loneliness (1928) occasioned a trial for obscenity; it was banned and an appeal refused, despite the support of many eminent writers including E. M. Forster, L. and V. Woolf, and Arnold Bennett. It has been many times republished, notably by Virago.

Subjects: Literature.

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