The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

St Stephen, or, Radclyffe Hall on the cross (1928)

St Stephen, or, Radclyffe Hall on the cross (1927)

The striking illustration of ‘St Stephen,’ from PR Stephenson and Beresford Egan’s cutting The Sink of Solitude; Being a Series of Satirical Drawings Occasioned by Some Recent Events Performed by Beresford Egan, to which its added a Preface and a Verse Lampoon Composed by Several Hands and now set forth for the first time (1928). The drawing takes aim at what is presented as Hall’s quest for martyrdom after her novel The Well of Loneliness was banned as an obscene libel. In the bottom right hand corner the notoriously moralizing and evangelical Home Secretary, Sir William Joynson-Hicks, slinks away with a copy of Hall’s book in his pocket.

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