RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 271516002 LA In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned. T1 The duchess A1 Dibb, Saul., Hatcher, Jeffrey,, Jensen, Anders Thomas,, Kuhn, Michael,, Tana, Gabrielle., Knightley, Keira,, Fiennes, Ralph., Rampling, Charlotte,, Cooper, Dominic,, Atwell, Hayley,, McBurney, Simon., McArdle, Aidan., Shrapnel, John., Foreman, Amanda,, Paramount Vantage., Pathé Distribution Limited., BBC Films., Pathé Renn Production., BIM Distribuzione., Qwerty Films (Firm), Magnolia Mae Films (Firm), Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm), PB Pathé Distribution Ltd. ; Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment PP [London]; Hollywood, CA YR 2008 SN 1415745889 9781415745885 AB Based on a true story it is, in its way, a horror story, this portrait of a dazzling young woman at the mercy of the misfortunes of love and the inequalities of the age in which she lived. Married off as an innocent 17-year-old to a much older man, his only interest in the match is her ability to produce a male heir. Installed within the gilded cage of marriage, she discovers he expresses more affection for his dogs than for her. When the first child is female, he takes a mistress and ignores her, until she finds true love--insisting on his lordly right to thwart her. Although she fights hard for her own piece of happiness, eventually, she has to make a choice many, many women will recognize.