Philobiblon: Gossip and melodrama

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Gossip and melodrama

Miss Frances Williams Wynn is getting right into the gossip today, about the Gunnings - poor Irish girls who married remarkably well, becoming respectively the Countess of Coventry and the Duchess of Argyll. (Each of those links will also take you to an image of the "celebrated beauties" of their day.)

There's also a dastardly male rape plot foiled (not of course that Miss Frances is so explicit - but were she a Victorian I'm sure she wouldn't even have said this much).


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