Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist

Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist

'A fascinating book about a remarkable woman' The TimesAnne Lister was a Yorkshire heiress, an intrepid world traveller and a proud lesbian during a time when it was difficult simply to be female. She chose to remain unmarried, dressed all in black and spoke openly of her lack of interest in men. The first woman to climb Vignemale in the treacherous Pyrenees, she journeyed 'A fascinating book about a remarkable woman' The TimesAnne Lister was a Yorkshire heiress, an intrepid world traveller a...

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Title:Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist
Author:Angela Steidele
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B07CTRVQF5
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist Reviews

  • Nicki Markus
    Oct 20, 2018
    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, an...
  • Bettie☯
    Oct 25, 2018
    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 ... ...
  • CC
    Nov 20, 2018
    "She is another man?s wife. I am solitary." The deeper I got into this book, the less I liked Anne Lister. To quote the author, she really is a beast of a woman. An egocentric, selfish social climber I truly could not see that she had any heartfelt feelings for anyone except for h...
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    Dec 27, 2018
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  • Viv JM
    Jan 27, 2019
    DNF @ 168 pages I got a bit bored of Anne Lister and her many lady-conquests. ...
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    Jan 25, 2019
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    Nov 22, 2018
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    Feb 08, 2019
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    May 13, 2018
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  • Siobhan
    Sep 29, 2018
    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 s...
  • Rachael Eyre
    Jan 14, 2019
    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. ...
  • Gianna
    Nov 18, 2018
    An interesting biography, Gentleman Jack portrays the hard and fascinating life of Anne Lister, Yorkshire heiress and one of the first openly homosexual women of all times. Thoroughly detailed, the biography is based on Lister's personal diaries, much of which were coded as to not be r...
  • Lynn Robertson
    Dec 10, 2018
    Chronological recounting of the diaries but lacked analytical sociological context. Interesting travelogue. ...
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    Feb 07, 2019
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  • Helen Carolan
    Jan 18, 2019
    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 even more intrigued by the book. Sadly I couldn't get with it at all. Found it far too repetitive....
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    Jan 21, 2019
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    Mar 10, 2019
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  • Jenna
    Jan 09, 2019
    I did find this incredibly fascinating. It?s made me want to read her diaries! I?ve grown up in Halifax, and Anne Lister has always been a name I knew, but I never realised how deeply she was involved in so many things. I did find some of the points about Halifax & the geograph...
  • Nadin
    Jan 04, 2019
    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") ...
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    Mar 01, 2019
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    Dec 30, 2018
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    Mar 12, 2019
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    Feb 26, 2018
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    Dec 31, 2018
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  • Orláith
    Nov 03, 2018
    Originally posted at https://www.instagram.com/p/Bput22eH6BW/ If you are planning to watch the BBC dramatization of Anne Lister's life next year, you absolutely must read this biography. Even if you aren't planning to watch the series, you should definitely read this biography as An...
  • Tenebrous Kate
    Mar 02, 2019
    Anne Lister is an extraordinarily vexing historical figure. On one hand, her diaries (written partially in code to disguise explicit passages) reveal a candid, curious, energetic woman who is unashamed of her lesbian desires. Those same diaries also give strong evidence of a narcissist...
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    Jan 01, 2019
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    Dec 30, 2018
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    Feb 18, 2019
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    Mar 02, 2019
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