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Good Wives?: Mary, Fanny, Jennie and Me, 1845-2001
     

Good Wives?: Mary, Fanny, Jennie and Me, 1845-2001

by Margaret Forster
 

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An irresistible blend of history and memoir.

Through the lives and marriages of four extraordinary women, Forster explores what it means to be a ‘good wife’, and how that definition has changed. Covering the period from 1848 to the present, she discovers that despite the tremendous transformation in women’s lives, and the evolution of marriage,

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An irresistible blend of history and memoir.

Through the lives and marriages of four extraordinary women, Forster explores what it means to be a ‘good wife’, and how that definition has changed. Covering the period from 1848 to the present, she discovers that despite the tremendous transformation in women’s lives, and the evolution of marriage, some aspects and attitudes remain fixed and immutable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099283775
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/10/2002
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Forster is the author of best-selling memoirs, Hidden Lives and Precious Lives, acclaimed biographies of Daphne du Maurier and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and of many successful novels, most recently The Memory Box.

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