Daily Archives for: April 1st, 2015

Classic Women Authors and Their Dogs and Cats

Just like the rest of us, famed writers loved their furry companions. They bring comfort and joy in good times and bad. When it comes to the literary ladies, it seems like dog lovers outweigh the fans of cats by a comfortable margin, but feline fanciers have their say as well.

At right, we find the rare cat lover in the young and beautiful Margaret Mitchell. It’s not clear whether this is actually her cat, but it’s one of those photos you see everywhere. Read more about writers and their dogs in the review of the book Shaggy Muses. Following are more women authors with their dogs and cats. Read More→

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The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall: Banned and Tried

Radclyffe Hall (1880 – 1943) was a British author best known for her semi-autobiographical novel about a young woman’s coming to terms with her lesbian identity.

The book caused a furor when first published in England in 1928. The Well of Loneliness addressed its themes in a subtle and completely non-graphic manner, and yet, shortly after its publication, copies of the book were seized and accused of violating the Obscene Publications Act of 1857:

“The test for obscenity is this—whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall.” Read More→

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