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The Sealed Letter

Donoghue, Emma

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ISBN 10: 1447205979 / ISBN 13: 9781447205975
Editorial: Picador, London, UK, 2011
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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A true UK first edition / first printing, with the full numberstring 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2 on the copyright page. An excellent copy of this gripping novel about forbidden love, set in Victorian London, and based on a true-life divorce case. By the author of the Booker Prize-shortlisted 'Room'. Not price-clipped. Page edges could be a shade whiter? We protect our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 000980

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Título: The Sealed Letter

Editorial: Picador, London, UK

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First Edition

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After a separation of many years, Emily 'Fido' Faithfull bumps into her old friend Helen Codrington on the streets of Victorian London. Much has changed: Helen is more and more unhappy in her marriage to the older Vice-Admiral Codrington, while Fido has become a successful woman of business and a pioneer in the British Women's Movement. But, for all her independence of mind, Fido is too trusting of her once-dear companion and finds herself drawn into aiding Helen's obsessive affair with a young army officer. When the Vice-Admiral seizes the children and sues for divorce, the women's friendship unravels amid accusations of adultery and counter-accusations of cruelty and attempted rape, as well as a mysterious 'sealed letter' that could destroy more than one life ...Based on blow-by-blow newspaper reports of the 1864 Codrington Divorce, THE SEALED LETTER, full of sparkling characters and wicked dialogue, is a thought-provoking mystery and gripping drama of friends, lovers and marriage.

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"Mid-Victorian London feels so real you can almost taste it. . . . Masterful." --Washington Post Book World

Miss Emily "Fido" Faithfull is a "woman of business" and a spinster pioneer in the British women s movement, independent of mind but naively trusting of heart. Distracted from her cause by the sudden return of a once-dear friend, the unhappily wed Helen Codrington, Fido is swept up in the intimate details of Helen s failing marriage and obsessive affair with a young army officer. What begins as a loyal effort to help a friend explodes into an intriguing courtroom drama complete withaccusations of adultery, counterclaims of rape, and a mysterious letter that could destroy more than one life.

Based on a scandalous divorce case that gripped England in 1864, The Sealed Letter is a riveting, provocative drama of friends, lovers, and divorce, Victorian-style.

"[A] cozily lurid novel." The New York Times Book Review

"[A]n intriguing tale of mystery and passion." --The OregonianEmma Donoghue is an Irish novelist, playwright, and historian. Her novel Slammerkin was a Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and was named a notable book of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and a host of other publications.She received a BA from University College Dublin and a PhD from the University of Cambridgeand is nowa permanent Canadian resident. She lives in Ontario."

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