The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbians - 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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It was finally decided , at Miss Ogilvy ' s request , to allow her to leave the field
clear for her sisters . ... Neither ever succeeded in netting a husband , and when
the Squire died leaving very little money , Miss Ogilvy found to her great surprise
Gillian did not know how long ago it had first occurred to her that she would one
day leave him , after the girls were raised and safely settled . Simply gradually
her illusion of freedom made her feel she would one day enjoy the real thing .
She tells me that I must never leave her , but what I know is that someday she will
leave me with a fistful of marriage money to pay the rent as long as rent control
lasts in New York , and I will see her wandering down the streets , see her in the ...
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho c 191618
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