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

Autore: Kate Summerscale
Editore: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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.
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Isabella Robinson
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Kate Summerscale
ISBN: 9781608199136 1608199134
Numero OCLC: 784030618
Descrizione: xvi, 303 p. : geneal. tables ; 22 cm.
Contenuti: This secret friend: Here I may gaze and dream ; Poor dear Doddy ; The silent spider ; My imagination heated as though with realities ; And I knew that I was watched ;The future horrible --
Out flew the web: Impure proceedings ; I have lost every thing ; Burn that book, and be happy! ; An insane tenderness ; A great ditch of poison ; The verdict ; In dreams that cannot be laid.
Altri titoli: Missus Robinson's disgrace
Mistress Robinson's disgrace
Private diary of a Victorian lady
Responsabilità: Kate Summerscale.

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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.

1850, Isabella Robinson set out for a party. Her carriage drew up at 8 Royal Circus, a grand sandstone house lit by gas lamps. This was the home of the rich widow Lady Drysdale, a vivacious hostess whose soirees were the centre of an energetic intellectual scene. Lady Drysdale's guests were gathered in the high, airy drawing rooms on the first floor, the ladies in dresses of glinting silk and satin, bodices pulled tight over boned corsets; the gentlemen in tailcoats, waistcoats, neckties and pleated shirt fronts, dark narrow trousers and shining shoes. When Mrs Robinson joined the throng she was introduced to Lady Drysdale's daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Edward Lane. She was enchanted by the handsome Mr Lane, a medical student ten years her junior. He was fascinating before chastising herself for being so susceptible to a man's charms. But a wish had taken hold of her, which she was to find hard to shake. This is a compelling story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy, and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality. This book brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love.

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