I just finished listening to Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of A Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale, and I loved it. I am still thinking about what I’ll say about it, but I wanted to share the videos the author made to promote the book. They provide a synopsis, and some interesting tidbits on the evolution of divorce for the middle classes, and the hypocrisy in how the law was applied. Interestingly enough, Mrs. Robinson was older than her alleged” lover, and it came up in the trial where she was referred to as “a predatory and aging seductress.” The etymology/genesis of cougar?
The other videos are here on YouTube (Victorian Divorce Law Rested On Double Standard) & (How Isabella Robinson’s Private Diary Was Used To Bring About Her Own Disgrace).