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Mrs Robinson's disgrace : the private diary of a Victorian lady

By: Summerscale, Kate

1408831244 / 9781408831243
Paperback
941.081092
14/03/2013
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England
20 cm xvi, 303 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: 2012.

When the married Isabella Robinson was introduced to the dashing Edward Lane at a party in 1850, she was utterly enchanted.

He was 'fascinating', she told her diary, before chastising herself for being so susceptible to a man's charms.

But a wish had taken hold of her, and she was to find it hard to shake... In one of the most notorious divorce cases of the nineteenth century, Isabella Robinson's scandalous secrets were exposed to the world.

Kate Summerscale brings vividly to life a frustrated Victorian wife's longing for passion and learning, companionship and love, in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality.

BIC:

1DB British Isles, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, BJ Diaries, letters & journals, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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