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Bertram Cope's Year

Henry Blake Fuller

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

This novel was perhaps the most daring and affirmative LGBT literature of the first two decades of the 20th century in America. In this story, Bertram Cope is a young college instructor, about twenty-four years old ("certainly not a day over twenty-five"), who is pursued by men and women, both younger and older than himself. In writing this novel, Fuller had to carefuly craft his plot schemes so as not to offend the sensibilities of publishers. As a result, today's reader is left somewhat, but not entirely, confused about the precise feelings that characters develop for one another by the end of the book. Nevertheless, no publishing house would touch it, which ultimately required that Fuller go the self-publishing route. Bertram Cope's Year was the first novel by an established American writer that dealt exclusively with the subject of homosexuality. Although it did not achieve the notariety it deserved at the time, it set the tone for the increasingly open discussion of gay themes in literary form. (Introduction by James K. White)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:06