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The Resource Mrs Robinson's Disgrace

Mrs Robinson's Disgrace

Label
Mrs Robinson's Disgrace
Title
Mrs Robinson's Disgrace
Statement of responsibility
Kate Summerscale
Title variation
  • Missus Robinson's disgrace
  • Mistress Robinson's disgrace
  • Private diary of a Victorian lady
  • Mrs. Robinsons disgrace
Title variation remainder
the private diary of a Victorian lady
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a mild winter's evening in 1850, Isabella Robinson set out for a party. Her carriage bumped across the wide cobbled streets of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town and drew up at 8 Royal Circus, a grand sandstone terrace lit by gas lamps. The guests were gathered in the high, airy drawing rooms on the first floor, the ladies in glinting silk and satin pulled tight over boned corsets; the gentlemen in tailcoats, waistcoats and neckties. When Mrs Robinson joined the throng she was at once enchanted by a Mr Edward Lane, a handsome medical student ten years her junior. He was 'fascinating', she told her diary, before chastising herself for being so susceptible to a man's charms. But a wish had taken hold of her, which she was to find hard to shake..
Summary
Traces the story of a scandalous trial that rocked Victorian England, describing how Isabella Robinson recorded sexual fantasies in her private diary, which was discovered and read by her husband, who petitioned for divorce on the grounds of adultery
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Writing style
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10120180
Cataloging source
BT
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1965-
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Summerscale, Kate
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the private diary of a Victorian lady
Label
Mrs Robinson's Disgrace
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6928aeae-3c2e-4d7b-b667-113a3696cf50
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408812532
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Mrs Robinson's Disgrace
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6928aeae-3c2e-4d7b-b667-113a3696cf50
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781408812532
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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