Rebel woman

Rebel Woman front cover. A blond, short-haired woman stands behind and gazes at a brunette woman who looks out at the reader. The brunette woman is in the center of the image holding a rifle with both hands, the rifle pointing up to the left of the image. The wind blows on her hair from the right. Both women wear military uniforms and stand in front of a house with lights glowing through its windows, and in front of a palm. The brunette's blouse's collar is half-unbuttoned from the top, showing cleavage. The blonde's pants are rolled to the knees, and she is not wearing boots. The scene is lit from the front right.
Rebel Women back cover. IT WAS A TIME OF TERROR... Violence raged through the island like a deadly plague. Women as well as men were caught up in the merciless fever of revolution. The rebel soldiers who captured the American, Jim Patterson, were women. But they were as brutal and uncompromising as their male comrades. For a moment, when Jim recognized their leader to be a girl he had once known and loved, he dared to hope. But she was "Captain" Rosales now and there was only coldness in her eyes and hatred of him, of all men. Then he saw the way she looked at the girl, Dolores, and he knew the twisted path she had taken. As for the others, Jim could only pray that at least one among them was still a woman.

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160 pages
18 cm

Protagonist's Status at the Beginning

Female Protagonists Meet or Introduced to the Reader

Meeting Notes

Mirtha and Dolores introduced to the reader at a rebel camp.

Reviews

Damon, Gene. "Rebel Woman." Ladder, vol. 4, no. 11, August 1960, p. 14
Unusual setting – Cuba during the Castro revolution – and good writing mark this as a must. Story is basically a spy thriller but there is substantial lesbian interest. Captain Mirtha Rosales and her soldier girlfriend, Dolores, and their adventures are told about against a war-torn background. Fast pace, pleasant evening.

NODL Evaluation Report

"Sex, homo-sexuality and detailed description of violence."

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Cover, Front Text

She lived as a man, she fought as a man – she loved as a man!’

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IT WAS A TIME OF TERROR... Violence raged through the island like a deadly plague. Women as well as men were caught up in the merciless fever of revolution. The rebel soldiers who captured the American, Jim Patterson, were women. But they were as brutal and uncompromising as their male comrades. For a moment, when Jim recognized their leader to be a girl he had once known and loved, he dared to hope. But she was "Captain" Rosales now and there was only coldness in her eyes - and hatred of him, of all men. Then he saw the way she looked at the girl, Dolores, and he knew the twisted path she had taken. As for the others, Jim could only pray that at least one among them was still a woman.

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A blond, short-haired woman stands behind and gazes at a brunette woman who looks out at the reader. The brunette woman is in the center of the image holding a rifle with both hands, the rifle pointing up to the left of the image. The wind blows on her hair from the right. Both women wear military uniforms and stand in front of a house with lights glowing through its windows, and in front of a palm. The brunette's blouse's collar is half-unbuttoned from the top, showing cleavage. The blonde's pants are rolled to the knees, and she is not wearing boots. The scene is lit from the front right.

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Item: Avon Books Publisher This Item
Item: Whittington, Harry Creator This Item

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Whittington, Harry, “Rebel woman,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed December 1, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/805.