"I think people marry far too much; it is such a lottery, and for a poor woman—bodily and morally the husband’s slave—a very doubtful happiness." —Queen Victoria to her recently married daughter Vicky. Headstrong, high-spirited, and already widowed, Isabella Walker became Mrs. Henry Robinson... read more
BOOK I: THIS SECRET FRIEND
1 HERE I MAY GAZE AND DREAM
2 POOR DEAR DODDY
3 THE SILENT SPIDER
4 MY IMAGINATION HEATED AS THOUGH WITH REALITIES
5 AND I KNEW THAT I WAS WATCHED
6 THE FUTURE HORRIBLE
BOOK II: OUT FLEW THE WEB
7 IMPURE PROCEEDINGS
8 I HAVE LOST EVERY THING
9 BURN THAT BOOK, AND BE HAPPY!
10 AN INSANE TENDERNESS
11 A GREAT DITCH OF POISON
12 THE VERDICT
13 IN DREAMS THAT CANNOT BE LAID
CODA: DO YOU ALSO PAUSE TO PITY?
LIST OF LAWYERS IN THE ROBINSON DIVORCE TRIAL
A NOTE ON THE AUTHOR
BY THE SAME AUTHOR
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