History Literature / TheWellOfLoneliness

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* LadyLooksLikeADude: Stephen essentially goes through male puberty (minus the extra facial/body hair) despite being female; on top of being literally as tall, broad-shouldered, narrow-hipped, and barrel-chested with muscle as her father (who himself is a big man), she also has his heavy, masculine facial features (particularly his brow ridge and cleft chin) which only get more pronounced as she reaches adulthood.
5th Mar '15 12:17:19 PM LinguaViva
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* CastFullOfGay: More so in the latter half of the novel.
22nd Nov '14 5:39:23 AM LinguaViva
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* GenderBlenderName: The female protagonist, Stephen Gordon.

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* GenderBlenderName: The female protagonist, Stephen Gordon.Gordon, as well as Jamie, Pat, Dickie....


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* LipstickLesbian: Barbara and Mary, [[spoiler: though the latter turns out to be bisexual]].
22nd Nov '14 5:27:59 AM LinguaViva
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* BiTheWay: As it turns out, [[spoiler: Mary]].
22nd Nov '14 5:27:27 AM LinguaViva
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Jamie shoots herself after Barbara succumbs to her illness.]]


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* IllGirl: Small and sickly Barbara.


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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler: Jamie's suicide.]]
21st Nov '14 2:32:02 PM LinguaViva
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* NiceJewishBoy: Adolphe is described as "gentle and learned", and is easily the nicest person in Valérie's set.
21st Nov '14 2:30:45 PM LinguaViva
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* CrisisOfFaith: Adolphe Blanc lost his Jewish faith for a time, unable to understand why any loving God would have created him homosexual.
21st Nov '14 2:17:37 PM LinguaViva
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* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Daughter]]: Anna Gordon coldly banishes Stephen from Morton when she discovers she is gay.
21st Nov '14 2:15:59 PM LinguaViva
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* IncompatibleOrientation: Martin Hallam falls for Stephen.
** Later, Pedro develops a massive crush on Mary Llewellyn, who is gay.

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* IncompatibleOrientation: Quite a few cases of straight men falling for lesbians. Martin Hallam falls for Stephen.
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Stephen, Pedro develops a massive crush on Mary Llewellyn, who is gay.and Barbara was wooed by a young man in her hometown in BonnieScotland.
21st Nov '14 2:14:15 PM LinguaViva
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* TheAlcoholic: Wanda.


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* GayParee: The setting of most of the latter half of the book.


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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The patrons of lesbian salon hostess Valérie Seymour, with whom Stephen falls in while living in GayParee (no [[IncrediblyLamePun pun]] intended).
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