Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"
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Beyond that, they make us privy to a unique glimpse of what lesbianism was considered to be at the time. She has succeeded in recreating an absorbing, often peculiarly moving courtroom drama. A brilliant find. (Karla Jay Women's Review of Books)Faderman, a noted U.S. She examines the trial from a feminist viewpoint, showing how it revealed the prevailing attitudes toward women in a phallocentric society. (Aron Row San Francisco Book Review) . (William French Globe and Mail)An absorbing transcript detailing the evolution of our understanding of the sexual relationships between women using the Scotch trial as the lynchpin. (Terry Castle Signs)The records are fascinating: they open up for us the worlds of the young female studen
Lillian Faderman is professor emerita of English at California State University, Fresno. Her award-winning titles are Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America; Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present; Naked in the Promised La
aron row said Did they, or Didn't they????. Noted feminist, Lillian Faderman provides a spellbinding story as she recounts the famous trial from the 1800’s in which two school mistresses are accused by one of their students of displaying a sexual relationship with each other. In the libel suit that ensue. Passion squelched How do social rules shape lives? Tbis is ultimately an account of women 's lives in suffocating economic and social conditions. Emotional existence is restricted andhardly allowed to breathe. Touches on alienation of the foreign born (India) in the society of their c. interesting history bryceesq I love Lillian faderman's other books. This one unfortunately tries to incorporate fiction into an interesting historical court case. The court documents are quite heavy, but riveting. Two women are suing for libel. They have been accused of having an affair in the e
Dame Helen Cumming Gordon, the wealthy and powerful grandmother of the accusing student, advised her friends to remove their daughters from the Drumsheugh boarding school. Within days, the institution was deserted and the two women were 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 Woodswhich resulted in a scotch verdict, or a verdict of inconclusive/not provenFaderman builds a compelling narrative from court transcripts, judges' notes, witnesses' contradictory testimony, and the prejudices of the men presiding over the