Wife No. 19: The Story of a Life in Bondage, Being a Complete Exposé of Mormonism, and Revealing the Sorrows, Sacrifices and Sufferings of Women in Polygamy [NOOK Book]

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The true story behind David Ebershoff’s bestseller “The 19th Wife”!

At the age of 24, Ann Eliza Webb was forced into marriage with Brigham Young, her spiritual leader and the 67-year-old president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By her own count, she was his 19th wife. Less than five years later, she filed for divorce on the grounds of neglect, cruel treatment, and desertion – and shocked the tight-knit Mormon community by ...
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Wife No. 19: The Story of a Life in Bondage, Being a Complete Exposé of Mormonism, and Revealing the Sorrows, Sacrifices and Sufferings of Women in Polygamy

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Overview

The true story behind David Ebershoff’s bestseller “The 19th Wife”!

At the age of 24, Ann Eliza Webb was forced into marriage with Brigham Young, her spiritual leader and the 67-year-old president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By her own count, she was his 19th wife. Less than five years later, she filed for divorce on the grounds of neglect, cruel treatment, and desertion – and shocked the tight-knit Mormon community by winning the case. Excommunicated from the church, she traveled the country, speaking out against polygamy and Mormonism, and becoming an early advocate for women’s rights in 19th century America. In this autobiography, dedicated to the Mormon Wives of Utah, she published a devastating exposé of the privation, cruelty and violence that were a constant part of their lives. Her story was an immediate best-seller, and remains a gripping read to this day. This ebook edition includes an active table of contents, reflowable text, and 150 illustrations of the people, places and events in Ann Eliza Young’s life.

Table of Contents:
 • I. The Days Of My Childhood.
 • II. Founding The New Religion.
 • III. The “Revelation On Celestial Marriage.”
 • IV. After Joseph’s Death.
 • V. My Father’s Plural Wife.
 • VI. Forsaking Dear Zion.
 • VII. Our Welcome To “Zion.”
 • VIII. Troubles Under The New System.
 • IX. The Hardships And Perils Of Life In A New Country.
 • X. The Utah “Reformation.”
 • XI. “Divine Emigration.”
 • XII. Brigham’s Hand-Cart Scheme, Continued.
 • XIII. The Mountain Meadows’ Massacre.
 • XIV. Betrayed And Murdered.
 • XV. The Blood-Atonement.
 • XVI. Frightful Deeds Of Blood.
 • XVII. Troubles In Our Own Family.
 • XVIII. Increase Of Polygamy.
 • XIX. The Mysteries Of Polygamy.
 • XX. Brigham Builds Wagons By “Inspiration.”
 • XXI. Going Through The “Endowment-House.”
 • XXII. We Carry On The Endowment Drama.
 • XXIII. The Prophet Makes Love To Me.
 • XXIV. My First Marriage.
 • XXV. Early Married Life.
 • XXVI. After My Divorce.
 • XXVII. A Walk With The Prophet.
 • XXVIII. How Brigham Young Forced Me To Marry Him.
 • XXIX. My Marriage With Brigham Young.
 • XXX. The Prophet’s Family Circle.
 • XXXI. The Wives Of The Prophet.
 • XXXII. The Prophet’s Favorite Wife.
 • XXXIII. The Dead Wives Of The Prophet.
 • XXXIV. The Prophet At Home.
 • XXXV. Brigham As A Farmer.
 • XXXVI. Breaking The Yoke.
 • XXXVII. The Divorce Suit.
 • XXXVIII. My Escape From Salt Lake City.
 • XXXIX. Church Government.
 • XL. The Condition Of Mormon Women.
 • XLI. My Return To Utah.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014211291
  • Publisher: Tales End Press
  • Publication date: 8/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 37,516
  • File size: 6 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    For anyone with just a passing knowledge of early Mormonism, or

    For anyone with just a passing knowledge of early Mormonism, or life in 19th century America, this is an eye-opening read. Every chapter adds a new sign of classic cult behavior, and by the end you're screaming at the author to get out before it's too late.

    If you're buying for NOOK, make sure to expand the list of NOOK editions so you can find the cheapest one: it has great pictures too!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Recommended - an eye opener!

    Considering when this was written it is an amazing insight to polygamy and how it was used by church authorities to control the lives of its members. The author took a great risk to write and publish this.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2013

    Ann Eliza Young was very brave to have written this expose.  Thi

    Ann Eliza Young was very brave to have written this expose.  This book was well written and I would recommend it.  It was certainly an eye-opener to a totally male oriented world.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    rambling chronology but very descriptive

    I felt this book went in to so many details it got lost in the weeds. Overall it painted quite a picture of early Mormonism.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Disorganized

    Choppy and disorganized. Wish it would have been chronological.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2015

    Great read.

    Loved this book. I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Slanted

    Slanted

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