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Mrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

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A story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality, 'Mrs Robinson's Disgrace' brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 30th 2012 by Bloomsbury (first published 2012)
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Christopher Roden
I'm currently about halfway through this, and, frankly, am finding it somewhat disappointing. I had such high hopes after the absorbing THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER, but the first section alone had far too much irrelevant padding, and I fear somewhat for the remainder.

While there was much more to interest once the account of the legal proceedings got underway, this book remained something of a disappointment throughout. Despite that, I still feel it's worthy of 3***
Jane
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Where I got the book: e-ARC from NetGalley.

I'm sort of hovering between 4 and 5 stars for this one, but I'm settling for 4 because it took me a little while to get into this book. Summerscale's deadpan reporting voice has the happy effect that the author disappears from the narrative leaving the characters to speak for themselves, but this also means you have to get to know the characters before you can get engaged so the first 50 pages can be tough. I had the same problem with The Suspicions of
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BAM The Bibliomaniac
A life of discontentment with a loss in faith of man and miracles
This poor woman was certainly a victim of the Victorian era.
After hearing the diary recitations I think Isabella missed her calling. She should have written bawdy novels and made a killing. Proper ladies hiding the penny book behind a magazine's pages sitting in the parlor, becoming flushed and distracted as their husbands elucidate on their day's events.
The author proves that Mrs. Robinson's predicament was not an isolated inciden
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Anina e gambette di pollo
Ultimamente ho letto che le donne inglesi (ovviamente giovani e belle) una volta sposati milionari o miliardari divorziano ottenendo un notevole pacchetto di buonuscita.

150 anni prima, sotto il regno di una donna, non solo erano becche e bastonate ma venivano lasciate in braghe di tela (realtà che sono divenute modi di dire). Da sposate e da divorziate.

La signora in questione godette (e probabilmente fu la sola volta in cui le accadde) di una legge fresca fresca che permetteva il divorzio con un
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Naomi Blackburn
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Summerscale, again, provides an interesting portrayal of the Victorian England criminal/legal system. This time, she focuses on divorce laws, unfair to women, through presenting the case of Isabelle Robinson's divorce through her infidelity.

Kate Summerscale brings light to some of the most unusual cases in Victorian England, such as her last book, The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective, and now this one. She brings what could be an a bori
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Debra
Jun 10, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I feel like this is two separate books in one, neither of which I have any desire to re-visit. The title starts out promising, and then it's all yawn from there. The book really does not pick up speed until midway through, at the actual divorce proceedings. Even then, Summerscale takes so many side trips down irrelevant avenues that I started to wonder if these tangents don't serve the purpose of fluff and filler. Do we really have an aching need to learn everything there is to know about hydrot ...more
Charity
Jun 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This morning I heard a story on the radio show Radio 360 about Jace Clayton, a Brooklyn-based DJ also known as DJ/rupture, and how he pulls together sometimes quite different pieces of music and merges them into something new. I found it thrilling to hear the original pieces and then hear how Clayton brought them together. This was similar to how I felt while reading Mrs Robinson's Disgrace. Kate Summerscale skillfully weaves a variety of elements into a cohesive narrative, which I found absolut ...more
Wollstonecrafthomegirl
This was thoroughly enjoyable and interesting.

If you want to read some well researched, accessible mid-nineteenth century British history, this is the book from you. Whilst it’s about Mrs Robinson, her life, her relationships, her diaries and the ultimate divorce proceedings which followed them, the fact of writing about these matters causes Summerscale to explore many others. Namely, sex, medicine, religion (or the lack of it), law, gender, marriage, sex, public vs private and a whole variety
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Francine
This biographical story about Isabella Robinson broke my heart. Imagine that you are Isabella: you are a Victorian lady and have had a privileged upbringing. Nevertheless, you were married off not once, but twice. Your first husband died, leaving you with a small child, and your second husband is avaricious, cruel and a philanderer.

Since you live in Victorian times, anything you own is the property of your husband's. Your father gave you £5000 as a wedding gift for your first wedding; he gave yo
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Quirkyreader
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did this book on audio. By doing it that way it gave me a better reading expirence.
Aimee
May 18, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace tells the story of Isabella Robinson. Isabella is married to Henry, a cold and strict man who is not home often. Isabella is left to take care of their home and children most often alone and she finds her life dull and passionless. She writes a diary of her restlessness and for her desire for another man. The other man is Dr. Edward Lane who is married and has children. The diary tells of Isabella's hopes, desires, fantasies, and the lack of feeling she has for her own h ...more
Pat
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
What an incredilbly tedious book. It was chosen by some-one in my book group as the book to be discussed in August or I would never have read it. I find Kate Summerscale's writing style intensely irritating. This is, essentially, the story of a Victorian divorce when divorce had only just become a possiblity for the middle classes. As such it should have been very interesting but it really wasn't. The author certainly does the research but she doesn't appear to have a stop button. Everything is ...more
Diane S ☔
3.5 Summerscale definitely has the knack of making nonfiction readable for all, not dry as so many are.
Once again I am so glad that I did not live back than, woman had absolutely no rights of their own and Mrs. Robinson's husband was not a very nice man at all. The Victorian legal system, the books that the system tried to suppress, how little upper class woman had to do if they wanted to challenge their minds, their complete dependance on the males in their lives are all highlighted in this ver
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Michael
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review from Badelynge.
In Kate Summerscale's previous book The Suspicions of Mr Whicher the author demonstrated that if you are going to try marketing what was essentially an extended essay you could do worse than find a subject that included a notorious Victorian murder, family secrets and a celebrated Scotland Yard Detective. It was a massive bestseller. If you expected Summerscale to choose another such mystery, perhaps another murder and another dashing detective then you might be a little di
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Angie Boyter
Mixed emotions about this book; started out quite enthused, got bored, and then was caught up again in the the second half. On the one hand, it reads like a novel, a portrait of an upper-class wife of that period and a fascinating account of the laws and procedures for divorce in the mid-nineteenth century. The first half of the book is like an English Madame Bovary, using Isabella's diary extensively to describe a neurotic but also somewhat sympathetic woman , dissatisfied with her life and att ...more
Susan
Jan 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When we meet Isabella Robinson, she is a married woman with three sons. Born into a wealthy family, Isabella married Edward Dansey "on impulse" and had a son with him. After he died, leaving her a young widow, she was persuaded "against better judgement" to accept the third proposal of Henry Oliver Robinson. The marriage gave Henry Robinson status and the ability to appropriate Isabella's personal money. She never loved her husband - now she despised him. Isabella began keeping a diary in 1849, ...more
David Williams
May 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Kate Summerscale's earlier book 'The Suspicions of Mr Whicher'. She consolidates her reputation for me with this absorbing account of a Victorian lady's fall from respectable affluence to disgrace as a result not so much of her sexual appetite but her obsession with writing about it in a diary which could easily be found by her monstrous husband; and inevitably was.

Summerscale tends to her prose like a diligent gardener; it is well-kempt and unfussy, attractive without being showy, and
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Tintaglia
Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, arcs, non-fiction
Ho letto il primo libro di Kate Summerscale, Il delitto di Road Hill House, come se fosse un romanzo: la stessa appasionante cura nella narrazione, unita a un'attenzione per il dettaglio documentaristico eccezionale.

Al mio stupore sul come gli italiani non sappiano scrivere saggistica così, ma debbano sempre affliggere il lettore con prosa ponderosa e sintassi polverosa (mi scusino le poche, meravigliose eccezioni, come Benedetta Craveri) un amico mi spiegava che nei Paesi di lingua anglosassone
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Donna
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Another Mrs. Robinson...another sexual escapade, only this one is not begun with "plastics" but with the lonely life of a Victorian woman's misalliance. The widowed Isabella marries Henry who is not only mean, but unable to fulfill her sexual needs (or maybe her sexual needs are extreme; remember this is Victorian England). Isabella seems to "fall in love" with every young man who crosses her path, and moreover keeps a diary detailing all of her feelings and desires. Her diary does indicate a st ...more
Lou Robinson
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really did enjoy this, perhaps not quite as much as The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, but Kate Summerscale's writing style definitely appeals. Added interest in that not only was the main protagonist a Robinson (I hope to god that I am in no way related to Henry, detestable man) but much of the story is set in Reading. The Robinsons actually built Balmore House, a huge rambling Georgian style mansion, that we used to see as kids, from my Nan and Grandad's house. (Remember the ghost stories, Alfred ...more
July
Sep 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in Victorian life
Shelves: 2012, ebook, nonfiction
Liked:
* There was a lot of interesting information about divorce and divorce law in Victorian England.
* The reader gets a glimpse of how life was for middle class Victorians whose lives touched those of the great well-knowns (Darwin, Dickens, Queen Victoria) but who were not famous enough to be remembered themselves. I found it to be a very enlightening view.
* The book touched on the effects of new ideas and sciences on the lives of ordinary people. For example, Mrs. Robinson was an atheist and
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Josie
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
[Audiobook version]

This really didn't live up to its title. Mrs Robinson came across as embarrassing rather than scandalous, flinging herself at younger men without seeming to realise that they really weren't attracted by her cougarish antics. The affair with Dr Lane, which this book is centred around, left me baffled. One moment Mrs Robinson is desperately bombarding him with gushing letters (to which he doesn't reply) and I'm thinking, give up, love, and the next minute they're having sex in a
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F.R.
May 02, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Isabella Robinson was a Victorian lady who began a passionate affair with a doctor of her acquaintance. She recorded details of their entanglement in her diaries, and when her brutish husband discovered it, this written record exploded into a scandal which burst into the newly formed divorce courts and the front page of the newspapers.

After Summerscale’s hugely impressive ‘The Suspicions of Mr Whicher’, this was a disappointingly slight tale to hang a whole book around. Yes, it’s good on the hyp
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Noran Miss Pumkin
10% of the book is literally footnotes, at the end of the book. Not easy to turn to, with an ebook. The histoy drips from it's pages-who some famous and not so famous crossed paths with her. No copy of the diary included-lost to time. Some passages do get quoted though. I was looking forward to reading actually pages, from her personal journal. I enjoyed the journey , that this books takes one, and learned much from it. I just started a new book recently, and just noticed-it is by the as author. ...more
Bettie☯
Aug 15, 2012 marked it as off-tbr-and-into-wpb  ·  review of another edition
heads up from Brazilliant: 'don't waste your time with Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace'
OLT
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This true account of an unhappy marriage and a frustrated wife in mid-Victorian England is not just about Mrs. Robinson and her woes. It's a sociological look at attitudes towards women, sex, marriage, science and religion in 1800s England. Upon reading this, if you're a woman, you might be feeling grateful you didn't live then, except that a closer examination may show that although there's a good bit of advancement in our knowledge and beliefs we may not have arrived quite at the stage of enli ...more
Leah
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Although I finished the book last week I sat on this review for a few days. Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace is the type of book that needs to be digested slowly and given careful thought. Personally, I adore those kinds of books and am absolutely ecstatic I found this one.

My misery is a woman's misery, and it will speak - here, rather than nowhere; to my second self, in this book, if I have no one else to hear me.
Wilkie Collins; Armadale

The book opens in 1850 in
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Colin Mitchell
Nov 29, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a good read as during my working life I was involved with the divorce courts in England. This is the story the case between Henry Robinson and his wife Isabella in 1858 just after the first Divorce bill had been past. It alleged indiscretion between Isabella and a Dr. Lane, this was another interesting part for me as he ran a hydrotherapy clinic at Moor Park, which is near to my home , The case hinged on her diary entries which were seized by her husband. A good deal of family history a ...more
Rebecca
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
I had a high school English teacher who told us the most important part of any essay we would ever write was not the how or the why, but the "so what?" The essay--or whatever else we wrote, really--should mean something, should have a purpose.

For me, this is where Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace failed. The writing was good and the research meticulous, but I spent the entire book wondering what was so important about Isabella Robinson's story and why Kate Summerscale had bothered to write an entire boo
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Eustacia Tan
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The subtitle of this book reads "The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady". But really, it's like one of those non-fiction historical crime novels - it dissects what actually happened using not only her diary but also the letters, newspapers, etc. What all this leads to is a very interesting narrative on what happened.

Because it's almost impossible to know exactly what happened (even the diary is not explicit), quite a lot of guesswork has to be made. But it all sounds very plausible,

Now that I've
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Kate Summerscale (born in 1965) is an English writer and journalist.
She won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction in 2008 with The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House and won a Somerset Maugham Award in 1998 (and was shortlisted for the 1997 Whitbread Awards for biography) for the bestselling The Queen of Whale Cay, about Joe Carstairs, 'fastest woman on water'.
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“I think people marry far too much, it is such a lottery after all, and to a poor woman very doubtful happiness.” 0 likes
“In tribunale il valore del diario di Isabella rimase dubbio. Come ogni altro libro dello stesso genere, oltre che di ricordi era fatto anche di aspettative: era provvisorio e instabile, si situava al confine tra pensiero e azione, desiderio e realtà. Ma, come cruda testimonianza emotiva, era un’opera che lasciava attoniti, che poteva destare entusiasmo o allarme. Il diario diede ai suoi lettori vittoriani un’immagine del futuro, come offre a noi un’immagine del nostro mondo plasmato sul passato. Sicuramente non ci dice ciò che accadde nella vita di Isabella, ma ci dice ciò che lei desiderava.
Il diario dipingeva un ritratto delle libertà a cui le donne avrebbero potuto aspirare, se avessero rinunciato a credere in Dio e nel matrimonio: il diritto ad avere delle proprietà e del denaro, a ottenere la custodia dei figli, a sperimentare dal punto di vista sessuale ed intellettuale. Accennava anche al dolore e alla confusione che queste libertà avrebbero generato. Nel decennio in cui la Chiesa rinunciò al proprio controllo sul matrimonio e Darwin gettò nel dubbio più profondo le origini spirituali dell’umanità, quel diario era un segno dei tumulti che si sarebbero verificati.
In una pagina senza data Isabella si rivolgeva esplicitamente a un futuro lettore. «Una settimana del nuovo anno se n’è già andata, - esordiva. – Ah! Se avessi la speranza dell’altra vita di cui parla mia madre (oggi lei e mio fratello mi hanno scritto delle lettere affettuose), e che il signor B. ci ha sollecitato a conquistarci, sarei allegra e felice. Ma, ahimé!, non ce l’ho, e non potrò mai ottenerla; e per quanto riguarda questa vita, la mia anima è invasa e lacerata dalla rabbia, dalla sensualità, dall’impotenza e dalla disperazione, che mi riempiono di rimorso e di cattivi presentimenti».
«Lettore, -scrisse – tu vedi la mia anima più nascosta. Devi disprezzarmi e odiarmi. Ti soffermi anche a provare pietà? No; perché quando leggerai queste pagine, la vita di colei che “era troppo flessibile per la virtù; troppo virtuosa per diventare una cattiva fiera e trionfante” sarà finita». Era una citazione imprecisa dall’opera teatrale The Fatal Falsehood (1779) di Hannah More, in cui un giovane conte italiano – un «miscuglio di aspetti strani e contraddittori» – si innamora perdutamente di una donna promessa al suo migliore amico.
Quando Edward Lane lesse il diario, fu questo passaggio in particolare a suscitare la sua rabbia e il suo disprezzo: «Si rivolge al Lettore! – scrisse a Combe – Ma chi è il Lettore? Allora quel prezioso diario è stato scritto per essere pubblicato, o, almeno, era destinato a un erede della sua famiglia? In entrambi i casi, io affermo che è completa follia – e se anche non ci fossero ulteriori pagine, in questo guazzabuglio farraginoso, a confermare la mia ipotesi, a mio parere questa sarebbe già sufficiente».
Eppure il richiamo di Isabella a un lettore immaginario può, al contrario, fornire la spiegazione più limpida del perché avesse tenuto il diario. Almeno una parte di lei voleva essere ascoltata. Coltivava la speranza che qualcuno, leggendo quelle parole dopo la sua morte, avrebbe esitato prima di condannarla; che un giorno la sua storia potesse essere accolta con compassione e perfino amore. In assenza di un aldilà spirituale, noi eravamo l’unico futuro che aveva.
«Buona notte, - concludeva, con una triste benedizione: - Possa tu essere più felice!».”
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