Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

Kate Summerscale

Published by Bloomsbury USA, 2012
ISBN 10: 1620909111 / ISBN 13: 9781620909119
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Synopsis: This nonfiction account of the divorce of Isabella and Henry Robinson in 1858 is an elegantly rendered portrait of marriage, class and hypocrisy in Victorian Britain. The wealthy and unhappily married Isabella kept a detailed diary of her thoughts and feelings, including her lusty infatuation with other men, particularly a younger, married doctor. When her husband discovered the diary, and later presented it to the divorce court, all of England was shocked and scandalized. Described by the publisher as the story of a "real-life Madame Bovary," "Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace" also digresses into many aspects of Victorian culture, including phrenology, hydropathy and erotomania.

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Title: Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary ...
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: 2012
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Published by Bloomsbury USA (2012)
ISBN 10: 1620909111 ISBN 13: 9781620909119
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Book Description Bloomsbury USA, 2012. PAPERBACK. Condition: Fine. 1620909111 Summerscale, Kate. Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace : The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady. New York City: Bloomsbury, 2012. 303pp. Indexed. Bibliography. 8vo. Paperback. Book condition: Near fine with light bumping to corners. Seller Inventory # USUMMRS00LR

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