Ng else Lister was ever involved or interested in Okay I think I need to take a break from this book because it is depressing the hell out of me The research I do on Anne Lister the it becomes clear that she wasin facta horrible me The research I do on Anne Lister the it becomes clear that she wasin facta horrible being I sort of went from thinking well
SHE WAS A FLAWED HUMAN BEING LIKE ALL OF was a flawed human being like all of and it s unfair for me to hold her as a ueer woman to a higher moral standard than I would hold a man from the same era to thinking Jesus Christ even Byron never did anything THAT fucked up And I know it shouldn t upset me so much to find out that a random woman who s been dead for hundreds of ears was a total monster but I amdevastated So I might just stop researching her and pretend that Anne as she is in the BBC sho If Don Juan had met Anne Lister he d habe become depressed Prtf I initially picked this book up for two reasons The first is as I work in a bookshop keeping up to date with upcoming releases makes my life much easier when talking to customers about the books they were based on HBO is dramatising Anne Lister s life specifically they are basing their interpretation off this particular biography
The other reason is that as a gay woman I am always hungry for LGBT history other reason is that as a gay woman I am always hungry for LGBT history any form I wanted desperately to feel some sort of connection to hook my own longings onto the chain of women before me and not feel so isolated in my experiences Alas rather than find any kind of unity I found myself hating Anne Lister with every turn of the page She was an egomaniac finding fault in all of her lovers for swathes of reasons all of them demonstrating about Anne s personality flaws and inflated pride than damning any of her rejected women She found some too unintelligent others weren t rich enough others too far below her in social She s a Tory and a landlord but I love her a groundbreaking new biography of Anne Lister Regency landowner seducer and proud lesbian during a time when it was difficult simply to be female With the code to her secret diaries now cracked we get to know her many lovers. G the coal seams under her family estate in Halifax and her reaction to the Peterloo massacre She conducted a love life of labyrinthine complexity all while searching for a girlfriend who could provide her with both financial security and true loveAnne Lister's rich and unconventional life is now the subject of the major BBC TV drama series Gentleman Ja.
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landowner with a host of lovers from the nineteenth century ou can handle this Mr Rochester turned femalewith a host of lovers from the nineteenth century ou can handle this Mr Rochester turned female no less "Awful And Worse Because She Was A Real Person But "and worse because she was a real person But means something as modern LGBT people to see someone like us openly living their truth hundreds of Keto Diet for Beginners: The Keto Diet Cookbook with Quick and Healthy Recipes incl. 30 Days Weight Loss Plan years ago Anne s girlfriends were all fascinating women and I wanted to know about them and less about her It s a shame that the same virtue of self assurance which led her to lead her life with as much confidence as she did is also the same vice that caused her to hurt the people around her repeatedly and behave incredibly selfishly As the author says first she seduced me then she betrayed me much like her real loversHighly entertaining though the travel towards the end did have me skimming a little And food for thought because my god did Miss Lister manage to bed a lot of women so is lesbianism in history really as rare as we pretend A book that will stay with me for weeks to come I suspect It leaves much to ponder upon I ve no hesitation in recommending it especially if British history sour thing social cultural political An interest in diversity might help too along with travel Here Wachten op Apollo you would read how an ambitious and highly charged lesbian on the perimeter of the landed aristocracy sought fulfilment Old money forced because of the turn in the economic tide to mingle with the newThere is much to admire about Anne Lister much less to like Her diary is shocking not so much in the secrets of the boudoir but in the ra Please please do not read this book Seriously Ifou re actually interested in learning about Anne Lister this is not the book for ouThis book is judge jury and executioner to its subject which feels like a complete violation of the rules of a biography You can tell just by the table of contents her life is divided up not by milestone events but by the women she seduces Because clearly when someone isn t straight the only interesting thing about them is their sex life Everythi. S bold new biography prizewinning author Angela Steidele uses the diaries to create a portrait of Anne Lister as we've never seen her before a woman in some ways very much of her time and in others far ahead of it Anne Lister recorded everything from the most intimate details of her numerous liaisons through to her plans to make her fortune by exploitin. Gentleman Jack is a biography of Anne Lister Regency Yorkshire landowner known for her relationships with women and explicit diaries partly written in code Full of uotations from her diaries it is a good biography for anything looking for an introduction to Lister s life and what she wrote about in her diaries Likely to be of most interest are her various relationships with women often surprisingly openly for Regency society and her interest in travel scaling mountains and visiting countries across Europe and even Azerbaijan Steidele also weaves in elements of the act of uncoding Lister s diaries and the reticence of earlier generations to reveal their explicit lesbian sex which is crucial to thinking about the reception of Anne ListerBefore the BBC s upcoming drama of the same name the biography is a good way to learn about a fascinating historical figure It is engaging and readable giving enough explanatory detail that ou don t need to know the period well Without knowing a huge amount about scholarship around Lister it is difficult to comment on its accuracy and depiction of her but it certainly is an interesting book Gentleman Jack was an interesting read on many levels firstly as a commentary on the life of a lesbian in the early 19th century and secondly as an account of a fascinating woman who did some amazing things in the course of her life Anne Lister
was certainly uite a character and while I was intrigued by her romantic exploits it was hercertainly uite a character and while I was intrigued by her romantic exploits it was her travels that gripped me This work shines a light on a little known figure who deserves recognition The only reason I give this book four stars rather than five is the fact that at times I found the prose style a little tiresome Although The Story Captivated Me The Writing Didn story captivated me the writing didn However I certainly recommend this work to readers interested in ueer history or those simply looking to learn about fascinating personalities from the pastI received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley Look Anne Lister was a terrible terrible person But if ou can. The extraordinary life of history's first modern lesbian who inspired the television series Gentleman Jack Anne Lister's journals were so shocking that the first person to crack their secret code hid them behind a fake panel in his ancestral home Anne Lister was a Regency landowner an intrepid world traveller and an unabashed lover of other women In thi. ,