In This Novel, Sixth-Century Femininity and Masculinity Are Pitted Against Eunuchs

Gender portrayals in Paul Iselin Wellman’s 1953 novel ‘The Female’

Detail of the book cover ‘The Female’ by Paul Iselin Wellman

The American journalist and screenwriter Paul Iselin Wellman, whose literary career spanned over three decades (beginning with Death on the Prairie in 1934), wrote a historical novel of the life of Theodora, the…

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