The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton

    The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton

    Mapping Masculinity in English and German Literature, 1880-1930

    Cassell 2013

    Paperback 496pp Illustrated

    9780099556480   Product Code: 19291

    Born in 1808, Caroline Norton was a poet and pamphleteer whose wit and good looks attracted many admirers. When her husband accused her of a 'criminal conversation' - ie adultery - with the Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, the resulting trial scandalized the country. This vibrant, meticulously researched biography charts the life of this remarkable woman, whose fight to keep her children changed the lot of mothers forever.

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