The Unlit Lamp
by Radclyffe Hall
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 1924
Number of pages: 332
The story of Joan Ogden, a young girl who dreams of setting up a flat in London with her friend Elizabeth (a so-called Boston marriage) and studying to become a doctor, but feels trapped by her manipulative mother's emotional dependence on her. This novel portrays the love -- and hate -- that can exist between women. Joan's mother binds her daughter to her with hoops of steel, a trap which nothing can spring no career, no man and certainly no woman.
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