The Resource Scotch Verdict : The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour", Lillian Faderman, (ebook)

Scotch Verdict : The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour", Lillian Faderman, (ebook)

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Scotch Verdict : The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"
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Scotch Verdict
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The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"
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Lillian Faderman
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eng
Summary
In 1810, a Scottish student named Jane Cumming accused her school mistresses, Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods, of having an affair in the presence of their students. Dame Cumming Gordon, the wealthy and powerful grandmother of the accusing student, advises her friends to remove their daughters from the Drumsheugh boarding school. Within days, the institution is deserted and two women are deprived of their livelihoods. Award-winning author Lillian Faderman recreates the events surrounding this notorious case, which became the basis for Lillian Hellman's famous play, The Children's Hour. Reconstructing the libel suit filed by Pirie and Woods, which resulted in a scotch verdict, or a verdict of inconclusive/not proven, Faderman builds a compelling narrative from court transcripts, judge's notes, witnesses' contradictory testimony, and the prejudices of the men presiding over the case. Her fascinating portrait documents the social, economic, and sexual pressures that shaped the lives of nineteenth-century women and the issues of class and gender that contributed to their marginalization
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Midwest
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Faderman, Lillian
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346.41103/4
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non fiction
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  • Cumming Gordon, Helen, Lady, d. 1830
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
  • Law
  • Criticism
  • Pirie, Jane
  • Trials (Libel)
  • Woods, Marianne
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adult
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Scotch Verdict : The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour", Lillian Faderman, (ebook)
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9780231533249
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11864328
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11864328
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MWT11864328
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Scotch Verdict : The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour", Lillian Faderman, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231533249
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11864328
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11864328
System control number
MWT11864328
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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