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    DescriptionThese remarkable diaries are a piece of lost lesbian history. Anne Lister defied the role of womanhood seen in the novels of Jane Austen: she was bold, fiercely independent, a landowner, industrialist, traveller - and lesbian. She kept extensive diaries, written partly in code, of her life and loves. The diaries have been edited by Helena Whitbread, who spent years decoding and transcribing them. '[Anne Lister's] sense of self, and self-awareness, is what makes her modern to us. She was a woman exercising conscious choice. She controlled her cash and her body. At a time when women had to marry, or be looked after by a male relative, and when all their property on marriage passed to their husband, Anne Lister not only dodged the traps of being female, she set up a liaison with another woman that enhanced her own wealth and left both of them free to live as they wished ...The diaries gave me courage' Jeanette Winterson 'Engaging, revealing, at times simply astonishing: Anne Lister's diaries are an indispensable read for anyone interested in the history of gender, sexuality, and the intimate lives of women' Sarah Waters


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    Title
    The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Lister, Edited by Helena Whitbread
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844087198
    ISBN 10: 1844087190
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, HBJD1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSK1
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEYK
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    LC classification: HM
    Abridged Dewey: 305
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000, SOC028000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JF, 1DBKEYK
    BISAC V2.8: SOC017000
    DC22: 942.81073092
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, DNBH, DND, NHD, JBSJ
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3ML
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-EYK
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PSL
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anne Lister (1791-1840) was an English landowner, industrialist, and diarist. Helena Whitbread is a historian.
    Review quote
    Engaging, revealing, at times simply astonishing: Anne Lister's diaries are an indispensable read for anyone interested in the history of gender, sexuality, and the intimate lives of women Sarah Waters [Anne Lister's] sense of self, and self-awareness, is what makes her modern to us. She was a woman exercising conscious choice. She controlled her cash and her body. At a time when women had to marry, or be looked after by a male relative, and when all t Jeanette Winterson The Lister diaries are the Dead Sea Scrolls of lesbian history: they changed everything. By resurrecting them and editing them with such loving attention and intelligence, Helena Whitbread has earned the gratitude of a whole generation Emma Donoghue