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Mrs. Isabella Robinson was a Victorian woman who, to say the least, was unlucky in love. She was still a young woman when her first husband died, leaving her nothing in his will. In 1844, this 31-year-old widow married again, this time to successful engineer Henry Robinson. In every way, the match was disastrous: Henry, a cold and distant man, traveled often, leaving young Isabella was left with her sexual yearnings and her diary. Eventually both would land her in trouble. When her jealous husband discovered her private journal, he read his wife's lusty confessions of trysts with Dr. Edward Lane, a physician who had treated Mrs. Robinson and prominent clients including Charles Darwin. But were Isabella's revelations of sexual encounters real or just imagined fantasies? During her trial for adultery, an large, eager audience of newspaper voyeurs got to sort out. Now, thanks to this adept narrative by award-winning history author Kate Summerscale, we do too. Downtown Abbey meets The Graduate.