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Stuart of Dunleath : A Story of Modern Times, Volume I

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ISBN-10: 0554652846

ISBN-13: 9780554652849

Edition: 2008

Authors: Caroline Sheridan Norton

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Book details

List price: $28.75
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 169
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.37" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Caroline Norton is primarily remembered today for her work in repealing the divorce and child custody laws of the Victorian period. The granddaughter of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the famous Restoration playwright, Norton, herself a prolific and widely read poet and novelist, married George Chapple Norton in 1827. The marriage was a notoriously unhappy one that culminated in separation in 1836, when her husband brought suit of adultery against Lord Melbourne. The suit failed, but, in accordance with the matrimonial laws of the time, her husband retained custody of their children. Norton immediately began a long fight for custody. Because the laws of the time denied married women most rights…