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Trials of intimacy : love and loss in the Beecher-Tilton scandal

著者: Richard Wightman Fox
出版商: Chicago, IL ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©1999.
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"The nation's leading minister stands accused of adultery. He vehemently denies the charge but confesses to being on "the ragged edge of despair." His alleged lover is a woman of mystical faith, nearly "Catholic" in her piety. Her husband, a famous writer, sues the minister for damages. A six-month trial ends inconclusively, but it holds the nation in thrall. It produces gripping drama, scathing cartoons, and
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类型/形式: Biography
提及的人: Henry Ward Beecher; Elizabeth M Richards Tilton; Theodore Tilton; Elizabeth Tilton; Henry Ward Beecher; Elizabeth M Richards Tilton; Theodore Tilton
材料类型: 传记, 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Richard Wightman Fox
ISBN: 0226259382 9780226259383
OCLC号码: 41156340
描述: xi, 419 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
内容: 1. Last Accounts, 1907, 1897, 1887 --
2. Final Stories, 1876, 1878, 1884 --
3. Public Retellings, 1874 --
4. Public Retellings, 1875 --
5. Private Retellings, Public Exposures, 1870-1873 --
6. Early Stories, 1855-1866 --
7. Early Stories, 1867-1869 --
8. The Tilton Letters, 1866-1869 --
9. Legends, Histories, 1999-1872 --
App. Documents, 1863-1874.
责任: Richard Wightman Fox.
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"The nation's leading minister stands accused of adultery. He vehemently denies the charge but confesses to being on "the ragged edge of despair." His alleged lover is a woman of mystical faith, nearly "Catholic" in her piety. Her husband, a famous writer, sues the minister for damages. A six-month trial ends inconclusively, but it holds the nation in thrall. It produces gripping drama, scathing cartoons, and soul-searching editorials. Trials of Intimacy is the story of a scandal that shook American culture to the core in the 1870s because the key players were such vaunted moral leaders. In that respect there has never been another case like it - except The Scarlet Letter, to which it was constantly compared."--BOOK JACKET.

"To the nineteenth-century public, the Beecher-Tilton Scandal was an irresistible mystery. Richard Fox puts his contemporary readers into that same reverberating story, while offering it as a timeless tale of love, deception, faith, and the confounding indeterminacy of truth. Trials of Intimacy revises our conception of nineteenth-century morals and passions."--BOOK JACKET.

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