Radclyffe Hall is best-known today for her landmark lesbian novel The Well of Loneliness, 1928. But she herself explained that she waited until she "had made a name for myself as an author . . . because I felt that it would . . . be difficult for an unknown writer to get a novel on congenital sexual inversion published." Her literary reputation was based first on her poetry but later, and more substantially, on her novels, particularly Adam's Breed.