By Tina Jordan
Updated June 27, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT
Bloomsbury Publishing

Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace

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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

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