Walsingham: Or, the Pupil of Nature
Walsingham (1797) is both a lively story and a commentary by Mary Robinson on her society's constraints upon women. The novel follows the story of two main characters, Walsingham Ainsforth and his cousin, Sir Sidney Aubrey, a girl who is passed off as a son by her mother so that she will become the family heir. Sidney, educated in France, returns to England as an adult and...more
Paperback, 559 pages
Published January 16th 2003 by Broadview Press
(first published 1974)
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This is an amazing novel. Very ahead of its time (late 18th century). Whatever you do, DON'T read the back of this book or read the introduction. It's much more interesting if you don't know the twist. Try to guess if you can! I can't speak highly enough about this book. It's very twisted and intriguing and throws up such interesting questions - questions that are even more relevant today.