Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack The extraordinary life of history s first modern lesbian who inspired the television seriesGentleman Jack Anne Lister s journals were so shocking that the first person to crack their secret code hid them behind a fake panel in his ancestral home Anne Lister was a Regency landowner, an intrepid world traveller and an unabashed lover of other women In this 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 far ahead of it Anne Lister recorded everything from the most intimate details of her numerous liaisons through to her plans to make her fortune by exploiting the coal seams under her family estate in Halifax and her reaction to the Peterloo massacre She conducted a love life of labyrinthine complexity, all while searching for a girlfriend who could provide her with both financial security and true love.Anne Lister s rich and unconventional life is now the subject of the major BBC TV drama seriesGentleman Jack. New Download [ Gentleman Jack ] Author [ Angela Steidele ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – rarefishingbooks.co.uk Gentleman Jack is a biography of Anne Lister, Regency Yorkshire landowner known for her relationships with women and explicit diaries partly written in code Full of quotations from her diaries, it is a good biography for anything looking 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 openly for Regency society and her interest in travel, scaling mountains and visiting countri Gentleman Jack is a biography of Anne Lister, Regency Yorkshire landowner known for her relationships with women and explicit diaries partly written in code Full of quotations from her diaries, it is a good biography for anything looking 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 openly for Regency society and her interest in travel, scaling mountains 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 Lister.Before the BBC s upcoming drama of the same name, the biography is a good way to learnabout a fascinating historical figure It is engaging and readable, giving enough explanatory detail that you don t ne
Gentleman Jack was an interesting read on many levels firstly, as a commentary on the life of a lesbian in the early 19th century, and secondly, as an account of a fascinating woman who did some amazing things in the course of her life Anne Lister was certainly quite a character, and while I was intrigued by her romantic exploits, it washer extensive travels that gripped me This work shines a light on a little known figure who deservesrecognition The only reason I give this book f Gentleman Jack was an interesting read on many levels firstly, as a commentary on the life of a lesbian in the early 19th century, and secondly, as an account of a fascinating woman who did some amazing things in the course of her life Anne Lister was certainly quite a character, and while I was intrigued by her romantic exploits, it washer extensive travels that gripped me This work shines a light on a little known figure who deservesrecognition The only reason
a groundbreaking new biography of Anne Lister, Regency landowner, seducer and proud lesbian during a time when it was difficult simply to be female With the code to her secret diaries now cracked, we get to know her many lovers I initially picked this book up for two reasons The first is, as I work in a bookshop, keeping up to date with upcoming releases makes my life much easier when talking to customers about the books they were based on HBO is dramatising Anne Lister s life,specifically they are basing their interpretation off this particular biography The other reason is that as a gay woman, I am always hungry for LGBT history in any form I wanted desperately to feel some sort of connection, to hook my ow I initially picked this book up for two rea
I read an article about Anne Lister some months ago, and found it very interesting the bare facts of her life are fascinating An independent woman, Lister travelled extensively, and managed to take control of her uncle s estates due to her determination and strong business acumen She was also a lesbian, and had many different female partners over her life, and lived openly with a woman, considering herself to be married She wrote obsessively in her diary, using a secret code in a mixture of I read an article about Anne Lister some months ago, and found
Anne Lister was a narcissistic but fascinating person, her life full of polyamorous dyke drama and travels This biography is also a poetic middle finger a body part that Anne mentions a lot to the romanticed tales of female friendships now English edition Gentleman Jack It s difficult to argue with the author s conclusion that Anne Lister was an egotistical fortune hunter, but her diaries are an invaluable historical document, disproving the homophobic argument that LGBT people are a modern phenomenon This biography is a quick, informative read. DNF 168 pagesI got a bit bored of Anne Lister and her many lady conquests. What a fascinating book about a fascinating life I could not put my Kindle down this weekend A little sad because I feel I ve read spoilers for tonight s HBO episode, although I m eager to see the Sally Wainwright version of events I especially loved the detailed account of Anne and Ann s life travels together in Imperial Russia in the winter after their marriage, which the Ann Choma biography skimmed over It was interesting to learn the history of the decoding process, and the disa What a fascinating book about a fascinating life I could not put my Kindle down this weekend A little sad because I feel I ve read spoilers for tonight s HBO episode, although I m eager to see the Sally Wainwright version of events I especially loved the detailed account of Anne and Ann s life travels together in Imperial Russia in the winter after their marriage, which the Ann Choma biography skimmed over It was interesting to learn the history of
The premise of this book sounded so interesting but the execution fell far short The author is German so perhaps it lost something in translation I had never heard of Anne Lister so was evenintrigued by the book Sadly I couldn t get with it at all Found it far too repetitive.