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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." Bibliographic Citation link. Her literary reputation was based first on her poetry but later, and more substantially, on her novels, particularly Adam's Breed.
12 August 1880 RH was born Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall at Bournemouth in Hampshire. Bibliographic Citation link.
Summer 1906 RH's first publication appeared, a collection of poems entitled 'Twixt Earth and Stars, which she issued under her birth name, Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall. Bibliographic Citation link.
27 July 1928 RH's landmark lesbian novel, The Well of Loneliness, was published by Jonathan Cape after having been rejected by several other publishers. Bibliographic Citation link.
7 October 1943 RH died of bowel cancer at 502 Hood House, Dolphin Square, Pimlico, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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