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Hall, Radclyffe

Works: 147 works in 380 publications in 8 languages and 6,013 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Musical settings  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Librettist, Editor, Former owner
Classifications: PR6015.A33, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Radclyffe Hall
The well of loneliness by Radclyffe Hall( Book )

40 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1928, Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness is the timeless story of a lesbian couple's struggle to be accepted by "polite" society. Shockingly candid for its time, this novel was the very first to condemn homophobic society for its unfair treatment of gays and lesbians
The unlit lamp by Radclyffe Hall( Book )

57 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in English and French and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over de relatie van een lesbische vrouw tot haar moeder en haar vriendin
The master of the house by Radclyffe Hall( Book )

23 editions published between 1932 and 1952 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Saturday Life by Radclyffe Hall( Book )

21 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Komische roman waarin het artistieke leven wordt onderzocht
The sixth beatitude by Radclyffe Hall( Book )

3 editions published between 1936 and 1959 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forgotten island by Radclyffe Hall( Book )

8 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She was born Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall in 1880 to wealthy parents who separated while she was still an infant. Her parents thereafter paid little attention to her. Hall was educated privately, and then at King's College London. Later she travelled to Europe, settling in Dresden, Germany. By now she had inherited a vast fortune from her paternal grandfather and was able to live as she pleased. In Germany, Hall met Mabel Batten and fell in love despite the twenty-three year age difference. Batten gave Hall the nickname 'John' by which she was henceforward known in every circumstance throughout her life except in her work as an author. In 1915, Hall met and, in 1917 moved in with sculptor Una Troubridge, with whom she would remain for the rest of her life. Hall wrote poetry all throughout her twenties and thirties. She had published Dedicated to Arthur Sullivan as early as 1894, and five further volumes of collected work (including 'Twixt Earth and Stars in 1906, A Sheaf of Verses in 1908, Poems of the Past and Present in 1910 and Songs of Three Counties and Other Poems in 1913) were released before she stopped writing poetry and published her first novel in 1924. This was The Forge. That same year also saw publication of The Unlit Lamp, the first work for which Hall was known as simply Radclyffe Hall. The Well of Loneliness, the most important novel of Hall's career, was published in 1928 to immediate sensation and controversy. It is Hall's most direct artistic expression of her own personal sexual orientation. After the controversy of The Well of Loneliness, Hall would publish only two more novels: The Master of the House in 1932 and The Sixth Beatitude in 1936. She also released a collection of short stories, Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself, in 1934. After years spent travelling in Italy and France and a series of long lasting affairs with other women (of which Troubridge was apparently aware), Hall retired with Troubridge to Rye, a small town in East Sussex. Hall, suffering from tuberculosis, underwent surgeries on her eyes and she thereafter had difficulty reading and writing. On October 7, 1943, Radclyffe Hall died from colon cancer at the age of sixty-three. She is buried in Highgate Cemetery in London near the gravesite of Mabel Batten
The blind ploughman : song by Robert Coningsby Clarke( )

10 editions published between 1913 and 1924 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of sun and shade by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor( )

3 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well of loneliness by Radclyffe Hall( Recording )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Gordon is an ideal child of aristocratic parents - a fencer, a horse rider and a keen scholar. Stephen grows to be a war hero, a bestselling writer and a loyal, protective lover. But Stephen is a woman, and her lovers are women. As her ambitions drive her, and society confines her, Stephen is forced into desperate actions. A classic that was banned in 1928 in one of the country' s most famous obscenity trials, but went on to become an international bestseller
The well of loneliness by Radclyffe Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blind ploughman by Robert Coningsby Clarke( Recording )

10 editions published between 1924 and 1941 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ensomhedens brønd by Radclyffe Hall( Book )

7 editions published between 1929 and 1964 in Danish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A third sheaf of little songs : songs of the past and present by Robert Coningsby Clarke( )

2 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Stuart songs by Teresa Del Riego( )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhymes and rhythms = Rime e ritmi by Radclyffe Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second sheaf of little songs by Robert Coningsby Clarke( )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sesta beatitudine by Radclyffe Hall( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invictus by B Huhn( Recording )

3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baritone solo with orchestra accompaniment
Gu ji shen yuan by Huoer( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una Troubridge : the friend of Radclyffe Hall by Richard Ormrod( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The well of loneliness
Alternative Names
Hall, John

Hall, John 1886-1943

Hall, Marguerite Radclyffe

Hall, Marguerite Radclyffe 1886-1943

Hall, Radclyffe

Radclyffe-Hall, Marguerite

Radclyffe-Hall, Marguerite 1886-1943

הול, מארגריט רדקליף

English (218)

Danish (7)

French (5)

Italian (4)

Czech (3)

German (2)

Chinese (2)

Dutch (2)

Radclyffe Hall : a life in the writingLadies Almanack : showing their signs and their tides ; their moons and their changes ; the seasons as it is with them ; their eclipses and equinoxes ; as well as a full record of diurnal and nocturnal distempersRadclyffe Hall : a woman called John