The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

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Anne Lister is a landowning woman who defied the conventions of her 19th century life to great scandal, for Anne was a lesbian. Her affair with 'soul mate' Marianna Belcombe keeps society guessing but when it is announced that Marianna is to be married to the older, corpulent and wealthy Charles Lawton, Anne is distraught. And so she begins a string of relationships.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780780671089
Branch Call Number: DVD SEC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 91 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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Jul 08, 2020

I got interested in this woman because I watched "Gentleman Jack" series on HBO in 2019. I found it spectacular that she actually was able to live an openly gay life in that time period. It was heartbreaking to see the social restrictions on women and on gays and thankfully we have made progress but still have a way to go. This was an interesting film.

Mar 27, 2018

The best part of this DVD, for me, was "The Real Anne Lister with Sue Perkins" in the Special Features section. I wish the movie itself had been as fascinating but, for me, it wasn't. The costumes were beautiful, the sets were beautiful, the landscape was beautiful, but the writing just seemed kind of flat and I actually got kind of bored.

Mar 06, 2017

This is not a movie about lesbians. This is a movie about love. Needing love. Having love taken from you. Settling for love, or some semblance of. It is a beautiful love story.

Sep 25, 2012

This story is based on the writings of Anne Lister, which were finally decoded 150 years after her death. This piece of information helps make the movie a lot more understandable. Ms. Lister does break convention in the time she lived, but sometimes appears to be just a whinging child. She was apparently quite a business woman, which was not a direction the movie was focused in.


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