Pages Passed from Hand to Hand: The Hidden Tradition of Homosexual Literature in English from 1748 to 1914
by Mitchell, Mark, and David Leavitt, eds
Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good+. 1997. 1st printing. Softcover. 0-395-83705-7 . [minor wear at bottom front corner, light tanning to page edges, small red (remainder?) dot on bottom edge]. Trade PB An anthology of writings that preceded the breakthrough in the affirmative literary depiction of homosexuality represented by E.M. Forster's "Maurice" in 1914, this anthology "is the first to explore the texts that circulated before the genre of 'gay fiction' came into being, and before greater tolerance allowed writers to treat homosexual themes directly." Includes extracts from stories and novels by Herman Melville, Walter Pater, Henry James, Willa Cather, D.H. Lawrence, and others. . (Inventory #: 16032)
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