Anne Lister

Anne Lister Code Softstyle Short Sleeve Tee

Anne Lister Code Softstyle Short Sleeve Tee
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Anne Lister was an English diarist living in 19th Century England. She was dubbed "Gentleman Jack" due to her somewhat masculine appearance, black clothes, and highly educated mind. Throughout her school years and beyond she conducted many lesbian affairs, often under the disguise of touring foreign countries. Her longest relationship was with Ann Walker, whom she married without legal recognition in 1834 in Holy Trinity Church, York. This church is now recognized as the birthplace of lesbian marriage in England.

Throughout her life, Anne Lister wrote a five-million-word diary, detailing her thoughts and interests in encrypted code. Among the contents of these diaries are descriptions of her lesbian pursuits, identity, and methods of seduction. 

Anne Lister's code, featured on this tee, reads "Bryn Mawr College." The transliteration was done by Alan Wiborg '22.  Thanks, Alan!

Unisex.

Fabric: 100% ring-spun cotton

ISBN/SKU: 
682263281114

Gentleman Jack

Gentelman Jack
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The official companion book to the HBO series Gentleman Jack created by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones

In 1834, Anne Lister made history by celebrating and recording the first ever known marriage to another woman. This is her remarkable, true story.

Anne Lister was extraordinary. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her. She was a landowner, an industrialist and a prolific diarist, whose output has secured her legacy as one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century. Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister follows Anne from her crumbling ancestral home in Yorkshire to the glittering courts of Denmark as she resolves to put past heartbreak behind her and find herself a wife. This biographical portrait introduces the real Gentleman Jack, featuring unpublished journal extracts decrypted for the first time by series creator Sally Wainwright and historian Anne Choma.

Anne Choma's Gentleman Jack is not just a tie-in to the TV series, but a probing and page-turning study of legendary diarist Anne Lister, full of original insights and freshly decoded material from the 1830s period of Lister's hunt for a wife. -Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room

ISBN/SKU: 
9780143134565
Publication Date: 
April 30, 2019
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