Palatable Poison: Critical Perspectives on the Well of Loneliness

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Joanne Glasgow, ed., Your John: The Love Letters of Radclyffe Hall (New York: New York University Press, 1997), p. 78.
Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, vol. 1, An Introduction, trans. Robert Hurley (New York: Vintage, 1980).
For information on gender-variant working-class women during this period see The San Francisco Lesbian and Gay History project, “She Even Chewed Tobacco”: A Pictorial History of Passing Women in America” in Martin Duberman, Martha Vicinus and George Chauncey Jr., eds., Hidden From History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past (New York: Penguin, 1989), pp. 183–194. See also, Jonathan Katz, Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the USA—A Documentary Anthology (New York: Cromwell, 1973).
Michael Baker, Our Three Selves: The Life of Radclyffe Hall (New York: William Morrow, 1985), pp. 125–126.
“Englishwomen with the French Army,” The London Times (August 5, 1919), n.p. This article was included in a file on Toupie Lowther's ambulance corps held at the London Imperial War Museum in the “Women in War Special Collection.”
Emily Hamer, Britannia's Glory: A History of Twentieth-Century Lesbians (London: Cassell, 1996), pp. 40–53.
Esther Newton, “The Mythic Mannish Lesbian: Radclyffe Hall and the New Woman,” p. 89–108 in this volume.
Terry Castle, Noël Coward and Radclyffe Hall: Kindred Spirits (New York: Columbia University Press, 1996), p. 31.
Glasgow,“Introduction,” Your John,p. 9.
Eve Sedgwick, The Epistemology of the Closet (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1990).
Marjorie Garber has commented upon the overlap of sartorial and erotic style in the cross-dressing of some women in the 1920s. However, Garber's account of transvestism relies too much on the transvestite as a “third” term between male and female and she makes transvestism the repository for all sexual and gender variance. See Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety (New York: Routledge, 1992), pp. 153–155.
Histories of modern dress that trace the evolution of gender through the vicissitudes of fashion tend to neglect the history of the cross-dressing woman. Anne Hollander, for example, sees female cross-dressing at the end of the nineteenth


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