Lesbia Brandon

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Lesbia Brandon is a novel by Algernon Charles Swinburne, written between 1859 and 1868 but suppressed because considered pornographic in its day and first published posthumously in 1952. It was originally illustrated by Simeon Solomon.[1]


  1. ^ Peter Horne, Reina Lewis, "Outlooks: lesbian and gay sexualities and visual cultures", Routledge, 1996, ISBN 0-415-12468-9, p.70
  • George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman, "Encyclopedia of lesbian and gay histories and cultures, Volume 1", Taylor & Francis, 2000, ISBN 0-8153-1920-7, p.263
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  • Yopie Prins, "Victorian Sappho", Princeton University Press, 1999, ISBN 0-691-05919-5, pp.123-125
  • Arthur Symons, "Dramatis personae", Ayer Publishing, 1971, ISBN 0-8369-2177-1, p.251
  • John Vincent, "Flogging is fundamental: applications of birching in Swinburne's Lesbia Brandon", in "Novel gazing: queer readings in fiction" (ed. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick), Duke University Press, 1997, ISBN 0-8223-2040-1, pp.269-298