The story of 19th-century Anne Lister and her love affairs with women, all recorded in her coded diaries. We own them at call number: HQ75.4.L57 A3 1992 and HQ75.4.L57 A3 1992b, along with other books. Search "Anne Lister" as a subject in the databases for more on her, too!
Gentleman Jack : a biography of Anne Lister, regency landowner, seducer and secret diarist by Angela Steidele ; translated by Katy Derbyshire"Anne Lister was a wealthy Yorkshire heiress, a world traveller and a lesbian in an era when it was difficult simply to be female. She wrote her diary in code derived from Ancient Greek, including details of her liaisons with women. Liberated by her money, she remained unmarried, opened a colliery and chose to dress in men's clothes. Some locals referred to her as Gentleman Jack and sent her poison pen letters, but this did not dissuade her from living mostly as she pleased. On inheriting Shibden Hall, Anne chose to travel abroad, before returning to Halifax and courting Ann Walker, another wealthy heiress twelve years her junior. They renovated Shibden Hall together and considered themselves married, to the horror of Walker's relatives. On a trip to Georgia, Lister caught a fever and died. Walker was subsequently shut up in the same lunatic asylum as Eliza, one of Lister's earlier conquests. The biography combines excerpts of Lister's own diaries with Angela Steidele's erudite and lively commentary."
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Anne Lister (1791–1840), now known as ‘the first modern lesbian,’ was a wealthy, independent landowner from Shibden Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire [England]. Website by scholar Helena Whitbread. Check out her books and books about Anne Lister in our library
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