Left to Themselves (Valancourt Classics) by Edward Prime-Stevenson,Eric L. Tribunella PDF

By Edward Prime-Stevenson,Eric L. Tribunella

The infrequent boys' event tale that marked the first-ever homosexual younger grownup novel republished for the 1st time in over a century

Edward Prime-Stevenson (1858-1942) has been defined by way of one critic as "the first glossy homosexual American author," and his novel Imre: A Memorandum (1906) has been stated because the first brazenly homosexual American novel. yet fifteen years previous, Stevenson released one other milestone paintings, Left to Themselves (1891), a tender grownup novel defined by way of its writer as "homosexual in essence," the 1st such booklet ever released.

A exciting, fast paced boys' experience story within the culture of R. M. Ballantyne and Horatio Alger, Left to Themselves follows younger Gerald Saxton, en course from ny to satisfy his father in Nova Scotia, chaperoned by way of the older formative years Philip Touchtone. alongside the best way, Gerald and Philip's romantic friendship will blossom as they cope with a couple of outstanding occasions and hindrances, together with a shipwreck that leaves them island castaways, and a mysterious, predatory determine who canines their steps and may cease at not anything to get his arms on Gerald.

Out of print for over a hundred and twenty years and lengthy unobtainable, Stevenson's publication returns to print eventually during this hugely expected new version, that's brought and annotated via Prof. Eric L. Tribunella. This variation additionally gains an appendix of supplementary fabrics, together with modern studies of the unconventional and choices of alternative writings by means of Stevenson.

"A superb addition to homosexual experiences regularly, and particularly to the continued 'resurrection' of Edward Prime-Stevenson." - Prof. James Gifford

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