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The Hoydens and Mr. Dickens: The Strange Affair of the Feminist Phantom: A Secret Victorian Journal William J. Palmer

The Hoydens and Mr. Dickens: The Strange Affair of the Feminist Phantom: A Secret Victorian Journal

William J. Palmer

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ISBN : 9780312151454
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241 pages
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Someone is threatening Angela Burdett-Coutts, the banker, feminist, and philanthropist, one of the richest, most powerful women in England. Soon after she alerts her friend Charles Dickens to the threats, the Coutts Bank is robbed, and a member ofMoreSomeone is threatening Angela Burdett-Coutts, the banker, feminist, and philanthropist, one of the richest, most powerful women in England. Soon after she alerts her friend Charles Dickens to the threats, the Coutts Bank is robbed, and a member of the Womens Emancipation Society is found strangled inside. The murder brings the burgeoning feminist movement under scrutiny. Inspector William Field of the Metropolitan Protectives begins his investigation, aided by the eager amateur detective Dickens and his apprentice Wilkie Collins. Yet Dickenss own reputation and career are threatened by his love for the striking young actress Ellen Ternan. Ellen is a liberated hoyden herself, and a prime suspect in the murder. In order to prove her innocence, the two novelists may have to expose their own secrets.