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Inhaltsangabe: Caroline Norton, born in 1808, was a society beauty, wit, poet, pamphleteer and blue stocking. Married to a boorish minor aristocrat at 19, who accused her, for his own political ends, of an affair, 'Criminal Conversation', with Lord Melbourne which ended in the 'Trial of the Century'. Pilloried by society, cut off and bankrupted by her family, she went on to be the most important figure in establishing womens' rights in marriage.
The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton is the extraordinary story of one woman's fight for the rights of women everywhere. For the next thirty years Caroline campaigned for women and battled male-dominated Victorian society, helping to write the Infant Custody Act (1839), and influenced the Matrimonial Causes (Divorce) Act (1857) and the Married Women's Property Act (1870), which gave women a separate legal identity for the first time.
About the Author: DIANE ATKINSON was born in the North-East and educated in Cornwall and London, where she completed a PhD on the politics of women's sweated labour. At the Museum of London she worked as a lecturer and curator specializing in women's history. She has an MA from the University of East Anglia in Life-writing. She is the author of Suffragettes in Pictures, Funny Girls: Cartooning for Equality, Love and Dirt: The Marriage of Arthur Munby and Hannah Cullwick, and Elsie and Mairi Go To War, published in 2009.
Buchbeschreibung Arrow, 2013. Buchzustand: Fair. 2013. 486 pages. Signed by the author. Pictorial card cover. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Card is lightly rub worn and thumbed with some light shelf wear to edges and corners, creases to corners. Artikel-Nr. 1492509057CJD