Intimate friends : women who loved women, 1778-1928 / Martha Vicinus.

'Intimate Friends' offers a study of the erotic friendships of educated English and American women in the century and a half up to the publication of Radclyffe Hall's novel 'The Well of Loneliness'. Vicinus also considers the roots of social phenomena such as homosexual self...

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Main Author: Vicinus, Martha.
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2004]
Table of Contents:
  • "A scheme of romantic friendship" : love and same-sex marriage
  • "Emancipated females" : the Rome community
  • "They venture to share the same bed" : possible impossibilities
  • "The gift of love" : religion and lesbian love
  • "A strenuous pleasure" : daughter-mother love
  • "Passion immense and unrestrained" : destructive desires
  • "Familiar misquotation" : Sapphic cross-dressing
  • "A love of domination" : the mannish invert and sexual danger
  • Beyond the family metaphor.