The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton: Victorian England's Scandal of the Century and the Fallen Socialite Who Changed Women's Lives Forever

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Price
$29.95  $27.85
Publisher
Chicago Review Press
Publish Date
Pages
496
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.49 X 1.5 inches | 1.83 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781613748800

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About the Author
Diane Atkinson holds a Ph.D. in the politics of women's labor and has worked as a lecturer and curator specializing in women's history at the Museum of London. She is the author of Elsie and Mairi Go to War, Funny Girls, Love and Dirt, and Suffragettes in Pictures.
Reviews
"This beautifully written and fascinating book is a window to the times and an important addition to women's history." --Book News, Inc.
"Lively, entertaining, and filled with rivetingly weird details. . . . Atkinson's book pays tribute to a neglected heroine." --Sunday Times
"Important and definitive, this beautifully written and extremely entertaining book resurrects a nineteenth-century heroine for the twenty-first century." -Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
"It is a brave book, written with verve and veracity." --The Times
"Expertly researched and finely written. . . . Mrs Norton's journey from abused wife to passionate reformer is as moving as it is fascinating, and Atkinson's richly detailed work does her subject the justice she deserves." --BBC History Magazine
"An impressive biography" and "a robust portrait...of a woman who refused to be circumscribed by the restrictive social mores and legal inequities of her time and place in history." --Booklist
"Well-researched" and "recommended for women's studies scholars, legal scholars, and academics." --Library Journal