The Penguin book of lesbian short stories
Viking, 1993 - Literary Collections - 429 pages
The anxiety of unresolved desire is present in many stories - Radclyffe Hall's Miss Ogilvy is unable truly to find herself in this world, Djuna and Lillian hold back from each other in Anais Nin's "Cities of the Interior," and the energy and commitment that should go into a loving relationship are stifled by convention in Jane Rule's story of passion outside marriage. But here are brave spirits, too - Renee Vivien's Sarolta and her Prince(ss) live forever in a vision of ideal tenderness, Colette's heroines preserve the sanctity of their little white bed, and Jewelle Gomez's bulldagger society survives far from the haunts of men. There are coming-out stories, stories about cross-dressing, vampire tales, science fiction, parody, and romance.
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I think she does things better every day, cousin Harriet,' added Helena pleadingly
, with all her kind young heart. The china-closet door was open a little way, and
Martha heard every word. From that moment, she not only knew what love was ...
She never had taken such a letter in her hands before, but love at last prevailed,
since Miss Helena was happy, and she kissed the last page where her name was
written, feeling overbold, and laid the envelope on Miss Pyne's secretary ...
She had been educated by a remembrance; Helena's young eyes forever looked
at her reassuringly from a gay girlish face. Helena's sweet patience in teaching
her own awkwardness could never be forgotten. 'I owe everything to Miss Helena
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho r 191618
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