Ann Bannon


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in Joliet, IL, The United States
September 15, 1932

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Ann Bannon (pseudonym of Ann Weldy) is an American author and academic. She is known for her lesbian pulp novels, which comprise The Beebo Brinker Chronicles and earned her the title "Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction."

Bannon was featured in the documentaries Before Stonewall (1984) and Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (1992)
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Average rating: 3.61 · 5,354 ratings · 431 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Odd Girl Out

3.56 avg rating — 2,094 ratings — published 1957 — 26 editions
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Beebo Brinker

3.64 avg rating — 1,321 ratings — published 1962 — 11 editions
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I Am a Woman

3.69 avg rating — 687 ratings — published 1957 — 24 editions
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Women in the Shadows

3.36 avg rating — 411 ratings — published 1959 — 16 editions
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Journey to a Woman

3.68 avg rating — 329 ratings — published 1959 — 14 editions
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The Beebo Brinker Chronicles

3.97 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1962 — 2 editions
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Bebo Brinker Vol. I: Odd Gi...

3.67 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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The Marriage

3.05 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1960 — 2 editions
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The Beebo Brinker Omnibus: ...

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3.94 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Women in the Shadows & Jour...

3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings
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Beebo Brinker Odd Girl Out I Am a Woman Women in the Shadows Journey to a Woman The Marriage
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“Maybe I grew up too fast, maybe that's my trouble. I feel so lost out here...hung up between two worlds; half-kid and half-adult, half-boy and half-girl. And sometimes it seems like I get the dirty side of both.”
Ann Bannon, Beebo Brinker

“It's not wrong, pal," he said to her back. "You've been brought up to think so. Most of us have. But who are they hurting? Nobody. They're just making each other happy. And you want their heads to roll because it makes you feel funny.”
Ann Bannon, Beebo Brinker

“For the first time in her life she was proud of her size, proud of her strength, even proud of her oddly boyish face. She could see interest, even admiration in the faces of many of the girls.”
Ann Bannon

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