The Apparitional Lesbian

female homosexuality and modern culture.

Paperback, 307 pages

English language

Published April 15, 1995 by Columbia University Press.

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In essays on literary images of lesbianism from Defoe and Diderot to Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes, on the homosexual reputation of Marie Antoinette, on the lesbian writings of Anne Lister, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Janet Flanner, and on Henry James's The Bostonians, Castle shows how a lesbian presence can be identified in the literature, history, and culture of the past three centuries.

3 editions


  • Cultural studies
  • Lesbian Studies
  • Literary studies: general
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / European
  • Gay Studies