Radclyffe Hall





Radclyffe Hall

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born
in Bournemouth, Hampshire (now Dorset), The United Kingdom
August 12, 1880

died
October 07, 1943

gender
female

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Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall was born on the south coast of England. Her mother may have battered her, while her father, a playboy known as 'Rat', ignored her. In the drawing rooms of Edwardian society, Marguerite made a small name for herself as a poet and librettist. In 1907 she met a middle-aged fashionable singer, Mrs Mabel Batten, known as 'Ladye", who introduced her to influential people. Batten and Radclyffe-Hall entered into a long-term relationship. But before Batten died in 1916, Radclyffe-Hall, known in private as 'John', had taken up with the second love of her life, Una, Lady Troubridge, who gave up her own creative aspirations (she was the first English translator of the French novelist Colette) to manage the household which she...more


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More books by Radclyffe Hall…
“What a terrible thing could be freedom. Trees were free when they were uprooted by the wind; ships were free when they were torn from their moorings; men were free when they were cast out of their homes—free to starve, free to perish of cold and hunger.”
Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness

“The world hid its head in the sands of convention, so that by seeing nothing it might avoid Truth. ”
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“Do try to remember this: even the world's not so black as it is painted"
-Valerie to Stephen (pg. 408)”
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