The Ladies - Doris Grumbach (1984)
ISBN 9780525242635
Genre Lesbian Fiction
Subject Irish - Fiction; Lesbians - Fiction
Publisher E P Dutton Inc
Publication Date 9/16/1984
Format Hardcover (220 mm)
Language English
Plot
"A tale told in delicate brushstrokes of a relationship in which two hearts came almost literally to beat as one."NewsdayIn the late 18th century, Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby defied all conventions of their Irish homeland and eloped to Wales as a married couple.There, over many years, they forged a romantic paradise from a simple country cottage and a few acres of land. They called it "Plas Newydd" the New Place. Their home was filled with light and love, with the pursuit of enlightenment, with exquisite expressions of their devotion. Their land contained gardens and quiet paths for walking, fruit trees and flowers and bees, sheep and chickens and cows.Eleanor and Sarah lived in almost utter solitude. When the outside world eventually discovered them, many people journeyed to Wales out of curiosity to meet the renowned "Ladies of Llangollen." All of them came away with profound respect for their way of life, their love for each other, and their courage to be themselves."Understated and elegant, this slim book is a true classic on that rarest of relationships, companions of the heart."San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 1278
Rating 0
Read It Yes
Links Amazon
Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification PS3557.R83 .L3 1984
Dewey 813
Cover Price $14.95
No. of Pages 210