Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady
Publish date: June 19th 2012
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, 19th Century
This was a really cool book! I love that it's actually true. In between the story of Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace is woven other tales of the Victorian Era. Charles Darwin features often in the second half of the book. Dickens is mentioned as well. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to kn...
Author Kate Summerscale seems to have done quite a bit of research for this book. Lots of famous and not so famous names seem to be coming out of the woodwork. She does give you an inside glimpse of Victorian medical practices and cures of the time (an boy they had some pretty strange ideas back the...
Women are so scary.The rise in the diagnosis of sexual mania in women corresponded to an intense contemporary anxiety about unsatisfied female desire. It had recently come to light that there was an excess of spinsters in Britain. According to the census of 1851, the country contained half a million...
heads up from Brazilliant: 'don't waste your time with Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace'
sadly this was one of the few books I failed to finish this year. I think I had not read the reviews of it properly beforehand as I had expected it to be a fictionalised version of events rather than a historical account..it was just too dry for me.Early divorce cases are interesting though..I very ...