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This book without ever having read Anne Lister s diaries or herself She is entirely reliant upon secondary sources The book is basically a recap of Helena Whitbread s and Jill Liddington s works with some additional references to Lister s letters and correspondence thrown in Plus a LOT of editorializing in addition to the steaming piles of judgement the biographer regularly states her own interpretation as though it s proven act And it s interpretation based often on extremely thin evidenceSo I say again please don t read this book It strips Anne Lister of All Depth And Complexity depth and complexity please go read jill liddington s work instead it has just Liddington s work instead It has just released on both Kindle and Kobo and occasional hard copies can be ound at ABE Books She s a Tory and a landlord but "I Love Her Look Anne Lister Was "love her Look Anne Lister was terrible terrible person But if you can stomach reading about pretty much any white male landowner with a host of lovers Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea from the nineteenth century you can handle this Mr Rochester turnedemale is no less awful and worse because she was a real person But it means something as modern LGBT people to see someone like us openly living their truth hundreds of years ago Anne s girlfriends were all Paradox Bound fascinating women and I wanted to know about them and less about her It s a shame that the same virtue of self assurance which led her to lead her life with as much confidence as she did is also the same vice that caused her to hurt the people around her repeatedly and behave incredibly selfishly As the author saysirst she seduced me then she betrayed me much like her real loversHighly entertaining though the travel towards the end did have me skimming a little And ood or thought because my god did Miss Lister manage to G the coal seams under her STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare family estate in Halifax and her reaction to the Peterloo massacre She conducted a love life of labyrinthine complexity all while searchingor a girlfriend who could provide her with both inancial security and true loveAnne Lister's rich and unconventional life is now the subject of the major BBC TV drama series Gentleman Ja. Ept her travels is dismissed with a couple of lines each Worse the biographer is making blatant value judgements along the way without at any point engaging with the context in which her subject lived In the last third of the book she is openly derisive when describing Lister s activities To be clear it s not that I need this book to be a hagiography I ve read a ew books about Lister at this point I "get that she could be an asshole But she was also "that she could be an asshole But she was also intelligent woman navigating a man s world in the "Early 19th Century And "19th century and the line of being an out sort of lesbian when there had never been anyone before her to pattern her behaviour on Except men I doubt there would have been half so much judgement had the biographer been recounting the life of a young cad on the hunt Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays for a rich bride Context is important And this biographer has NO grasp of that whatsoever because she clearly doesn t understand the context herself In herinal chapter she writes In what we think of as the prudish pre Victorian age there seems to have been no great risk or conseuence to women loving women and it was not thought wrong They simply did not talk about it and went on to marry apparently unsullied Just WHAT How did not talk about it and went on to marry apparently unsullied Just WHAT How this biographer have read the works of Jill Liddington and still come out with that kind of clumsy generalization When Liddington s work was all about the subtle ways the community Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All found to express its disapproval of Anne Lister and her wife living together When political rage towards Lister was expressed in theorm of homophobic attacks When she received taunting letters in the post and slurs hurled at her in the street throughout her lifeI reference Liddington s work here particularly because the biographer wrote. S bold new biography prizewinning author Angela Steidele uses the diaries to create a portrait of Anne Lister as we've never seen her before a woman in some ways very much of her time and in others What a Lass Wants far ahead of it Anne Lister recorded everythingrom the most intimate details of her numerous liaisons through to her plans to make her ortune by exploitin. If Don Juan had met Anne Lister he d habe become depressed Prtf Gentleman Jack is a biography of Anne Lister Regency Yorkshire landowner known for her relationships with women and explicit diaries her relationships with women and explicit diaries written in code Full of uotations Mexican Hooker from her diaries it is a good biographyor anything looking The League for the Suppression of Celery for an introduction to Lister s life and what she wrote about in her diaries Likely to be of most interest are her various relationships with women often surprisingly openlyor Regency society and her "Interest In Travel Scaling "in travel scaling and visiting countries across Europe and even Azerbaijan Steidele also weaves in elements of the act of uncoding Lister s diaries and the reticence of earlier generations to reveal their explicit lesbian sex which is crucial to thinking about the reception of Anne ListerBefore the BBC s upcoming drama of the same name the biography is a good way to learn about a The Thirteen-Gun Salute fascinating historicaligure It is engaging and readable giving enough explanatory detail that you don t need to know the period well Without knowing a huge amount about scholarship around Lister it is difficult to comment on its accuracy and depiction of her but it certainly is an interesting book Please please do not read this book Seriously If you re actually interested in learning about Anne Lister this is not the book Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery for youThis book is judge jury and executioner to its subject whicheels like a complete violation of the rules of a biography You can tell just by the table of contents her life is divided up not by milestone events but by the women she seduces Because clearly when someone isn t straight the only interesting thing about them is their sex life Everything else Lister was ever involved or interested in exc. The extraordinary life of history's irst modern lesbian who inspired the television series Gentleman Jack Anne Lister's journals were so shocking that the irst person to crack their secret code hid them behind a ake panel in his ancestral home Anne Lister was a Regency landowner an intrepid world traveller and an unabashed lover of other women In thi. Gentleman Jack