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Tromp, Marlene

The Private Rod

Marital Violence, Sensation, and the Law in Victorian Britain Marlene Tromp

Sensation novels, a genre characterized by scandalous narratives and emotionally and socially provocative dialogue and plots, had their heyday in England in the 1860s and 1870s, in the midst of growing concern about codes of behavior in marriage. Largely excluded from the academic canon of... More