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Mistresses: A History of the Other Woman

Mistresses: A History of the Other Woman

by Elizabeth Abbott

Editorial: Overlook Press, The
ISBN: 9781590204436
Número de páginas: 528
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 14 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2021-01-17
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Descripción

She has been called the "kept woman," the "fancy woman," and the "other woman." She exists as both a fictional character and as a flesh-and-blood human being. But who is she, really? Why do women become mistresses, and what is it like to have a private life that is usually also a secret life? Is a mistress merely a wife-in-waiting, or is she the ver y definition of the emancipated, independent female? Elizabeth Abbott intelligently examines the motives and morals of some of history's most infamous and fascinating women, from antiquity to today. Drawing intimate portraits of those who have--by chance, coercion, or choice--assumed this complex role, Mistresses offers a rich blend of personal biography and cultural insight.