Anne Lister

(1791—1840) diarist and traveller

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(1791–1840), scholar, heiress, traveller, diarist, and lesbian. Lister's diaries offer a fascinating case study of Romantic female autobiography and an unprecedented and startlingly self-conscious early modern elaboration of lesbian identity, sexual practice, and performative style [see sapphism].


From An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

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