Sunday, December 7, 2008

Novel About Divorce in 1864

Divorce always makes for good stories, but they made even better stories in the mid 19th century, mostly because divorce was a rarity and when there was a divorce that had sordid details or from a prominent family, it most certainly made news. The public has always been fascinated with divorce, especially divorces that are mired down in scandal or divorces of public figures. A new novel by Emma Donoghue called "The Sealed Letter" recounts the facts and people surrounding a sensational divorce in 1864. I always think that its a good idea to escape your own life and into another person's life especially when you are going through rough times, so I recommend this book so you can see that divorce facts haven't changed all that much, but we have become desensitized about divorce in general.

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