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Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace

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LOVE AND DIVORCE Summerscale chronicles the downfall of a married woman whose love for another man is discovered by her husband
Bloomsbury Publishing

Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Kate Summerscale
publisher:
Bloomsbury
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it an A

Like other women in Victorian England, Mrs. Henry Robinson kept a diary — but hers chronicled her obsession with a married doctor. When her husband found the journal, it led to a hugely scandalous divorce just as Madame Bovary was shocking France. Summerscale unspools the Robinsons’ tale with flair in Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace, but it’s her social history of marriage that’s really riveting. A