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Contemplating Adultery

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This is the passionate story of a true epistolatory love affair between a Victorian lady and a German prince. In the early 1830s, an unhappily married Englishwoman falls in love with a man she has never met - aGerman prince, author of the bestseller that she is translating into English. Using the German embassy couriers to carry their letters back and forth, they correspond ever more audaciously, right under the nose of hermelancholy, preoccupied husband. Swept up by a storm of passion, she writes in an unveiled way about her disappointment in marriage, her hunger for affection, intimacy and love. Yet in reality she is anything but anunprincipled woman, and since divorce is out of the question her thoughts turn to adultery. This book reveals her dilemma in a fascinating and poignant journey into the mind and soul of a gifted woman who dared tocircumvent the mores of the day.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307775535
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
History : General
Author:
Hamburger, Lotte
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Great Britain-Hanover to Victorian Period
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19950301
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
338

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