The Radclyffe Hall Collection: Volume 2
By Radclyffe Hall
The second volume of our Radclyffe Hall collection brings you even more of her acclaimed novels in one classic boxset.
Radclyffe Hall will always be famous for The Well of Loneliness, her groundbreaking novel of lesbian love. But it was Adam’s Breed that won her the most acclaim at the time of publication in 1926, winning both the James Tait and the Femina Vie Heureuse prize for best English novel. It is her most brilliant and complete exploration of themes of lack of maternal love and childhood isolation. Beautifully written, imbued with sadness and despair, it is nonetheless a compelling, redemptive novel with themes that resonate to this day.
The Master of the House
Set in Provence, this fun and readable satire on the life of Jesus follows carpenter Christophe Benedit, as well as many of the other inhabitants of the small town of St-Loup-sur-Mer. This parable about the family and life of Jesus is considered by many to be the best that Hall ever wrote.
The Unlit Lamp
This is a moving and funny portrayal of a young women discovering who she is, and a powerful story about jumping at the chances life offers us, as tomboy Joan must decide whether to honour her family and stay at home in a dreary town or leave to face the unknown of the big city.
The Sixth Beatitude
A touching tale of the strength of thirty-year-old Hannah Bullen and her family surviving against the odds, and a fascinating portrait of 19th century rural life on Romney Marsh.