Surpassing the Love of Men

Winner American Library Association [Stonewall] Award
Named by Sarah Waters as her most formative book

Carolyn Heilbrun, The New York Times Book Review "A welcome and needed history . . . above all because it makes us understand what is involved when women choose to love women."

Phyllis Grosskurth, The New York Review of Books "One of the most significant contributions yet made to feminist literature."

Benjamin DeMott, The Atlantic Monthly "Instructive and humane . . . a powerful summons to the conscience."

Michel Foucault: "Remarkable for its rediscovering of text and also for its study of feelings that we no longer find in our societies."

San Francisco Chronicle: "A well-documented, fascinating, and controversial source of material for women who have always known that other women are natural allies."