Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace

Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace

The Private Diary of A Victorian Lady

Book - 2012
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Traces the story of a scandalous trial that rocked Victorian England, describing how Isabella Robinson recorded sexual fantasies in her private diary, which was discovered and read by her husband, who petitioned for divorce on the grounds of adultery.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781608199136
1608199134
Branch Call Number: 941.3408 ROBINSO SUMMERS
Characteristics: xvi, 303 p. : geneal. tables ; 22 cm

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uncommonreader
Jan 16, 2014

This book provides wonderful insight into the life of the Victorian middle class and the position of women in that society.

hgeng63 Sep 17, 2012

What a disappointment--esp. after her Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. Only if you like plowing through law arcana.

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orphicfiddler
Jul 14, 2012

The topic is certainly intriguing - a Victorian lady's titillating diary causes her husband to instigate a divorce suit - but the writing doesn't make for the most interesting nonfiction. I'd say go for this one only if you're quite drawn to the history of the nineteenth century or the evolution of law.

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