'The World' and other unpublished works of Radclyffe Hall

Edited by Jana Funke

'The World' and other unpublished works of Radclyffe Hall


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8828-5
  • Pages: 240
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £90.00
  • Published Date: June 2016
  • BIC Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies, LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literature, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Literature: history & criticism, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Ireland, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT


This book presents a wide range of previously unpublished works by Radclyffe Hall. These new materials significantly broaden and complicate critical views of Hall's writings. They demonstrate the stylistic and thematic range of her work and cover diverse topics, including 'outsiderism', gender, sexuality, race, class, religion, the supernatural and the First World War. Together, these texts shed a new light on unrecognised or misunderstood aspects of Hall's intellectual world. The volume also contains a substantial introduction, which situates Hall's unpublished writings in the broader context of her life and work. Overall, the book invites a critical reassessment of Hall's place in early twentieth-century literature and culture and offers rich possibilities for teaching and future research. It will be of interest to scholars and undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of English literature, modernism, women's writing, and gender and sexuality studies, and to general readers.


Introduction - Jana Funke
1 The Career of Mark Anthony Brakes
2 The Blossoms
3 The Modern Miss Thompson
4 Bonaparte
5 Poor Miss Briggs
6 The Legend of Saint Ethelflaeda
7 The Scarecrow
8 Miles
9 The World
10 Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself (unpublished draft)
11 Malise
12 Paul Colet
Appendix: Miss Ogilvy Finds Herself (published version)


Jana Funke is Senior Lecturer in Medical Humanities at the University of Exeter

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