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The Unlit Lamp

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The Unlit Lamp, Radclyffe Hall. Virago, 1981. 

Vintage softcover. Very light shelfwear. No markings inside. Very good condition. 

Virago Modern Classics are "dedicated to the celebration of women writers and to the rediscovery and reprinting of their works. Its aim was, and is, to demonstrate the existence of a female tradition in literature, and to broaden the sometimes narrow definition of a 'classic', which has often led to the neglect of interesting books."

Radclyffe Hall was a British writer known for her groundbreaking work of lesbian literature. Her own gender identity and experiences in love informed her work. She wrote ‘The Well of Loneliness’ in 1928, about a young woman coming to terms with her lesbian identity; which was controversial at the time and rarely written about. It resulted in Hall going to trial for obscenity.