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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Miss Emily "Fido" Faithfull is a "woman of business" and a spinster pioneer in the British women's movement, independent of mind but naively trusting of heart. Distracted from her cause by the sudden return of her once-dear friend, the unhappily wed Helen Codrington, Fido is swept up in the intimate details of Helen's failing marriage and obsessive affair with a young army officer. What begins as a loyal effort to help a friend explodes into a courtroom drama that rivals the Clinton affair — complete with stained clothing, accusations of adultery, counterclaims of rape, and a mysterious letter that could destroy more than one life.

Based on a scandalous divorce case that gripped England in 1864, The Sealed Letter is a riveting, provocative drama of friends, lovers, and divorce, Victorian style.

Review:

"The Sealed Letter" is a Victorian romance and courtroom drama based on a scandalous divorce case heard in London in 1864. The divorcing parties are Vice-Admiral Henry Codrington and his wife, Helen, who, during a seven-year posting in Malta, took as lovers several junior officers in Henry's regiment. The story opens when the Codringtons return to England (the adultery still a secret), and Helen meets... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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Based on a scandalous divorce case that gripped England in 1864, THE SEALED LETTER is a riveting, provocative drama of friends, lovers, and divorce, Victorian style.

About the Author

Emma Donoghue is the author of five novels, including the bestselling Slammerkin and Life Mask. She lives in Canada with her family.

Table of Contents

Contents

i Prima Facie 1

ii Feme Covert 55

iii Reasonable Suspicion 89

iv Engagement 105

v Surveillance 123

vi Actus Reus 149

vii Desertion 163

viii Mutatis Mutandis 197

ix Counterclaim 219

x Subpoena 233

xi Trial 247

xii Evidence 285

xiii Sabotage 307

xiv Contempt 317

xv Charge 329

xvi Witness 337

xvii Verdict 363

xviii Feme Sole 371

Authors Note 391

Acknowledgements 399

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151015498
Author:
Donoghue, Emma
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Divorce
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080922
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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