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ISBN10: 0192804626 ISBN13: 9780192804624 DDC: 823/.8 LCC: PR5842 Edition: (pbk. : alk. paper)


"This book looks at the anxieties of the Victorian middle classes who feared a breakdown of the social order as divorce became more readily available and promiscuity threatened the sanctity of the family. In this novel the simple act of hiring a governess raises the spectres of murder, disguise, and adultery"--Provided by publisher.


Includes bibliographical references (p. [xliv]-xlvi).


  • LCC: PR5842
  • Dewey Decimal: 823/.8

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: l, 644 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition Info: (pbk. : alk. paper)


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