Wild romance: a Victorian story of a marriage, a trial, and a self-made woman

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What started as a friendly conversation between a young girl, Theresa Longworth, and an army officer, William Charles Yelverton, on a steamer bound from France to England in 1852 would culminate nearly a decade later in one of the biggest public scandals the era had witnessed, with enormous implications for society at large. Seized upon by the Victorian press, the trials to legitimize Longworth's marriage to Yelverton before the law courts of Ireland, Scotland, and England brought to the fore several of the most disconcerting matters in the Victorian era: the inadequacies of female education, prejudice against single women, and problems with marriage law.

When Theresa Yelverton emerged victorious from her legal battles, she was paraded through Dublin's streets like a queen. Her victory, though, was short-lived, as she learned that life as a single woman'even the life of a well-known writer and traveler, as she became'would always be hard. Theresa Yelverton became an unwitting harbinger of the turmoil of her era and evoked timeless fears and fascinations: the fantasy of romance, the grip of obsession, the plight of unrequited love, the fear of abandonment. Chloe Schama brilliantly recaptures an ordinary woman caught up in an extraordinary affair, catapulted into fame and notoriety, forcing her society to confront some of its most unsettling issues.

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subject_facetAristocracy (Social class) -- England -- Biography
Avonmore, William Charles Yelverton, -- Viscount, -- 1824-1883. -- Trials, litigation, etc
Bigamy -- England -- History -- 19th century
Biographies
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Trial and arbitral proceedings
Trials (Bigamy) -- Ireland -- Dublin
Upper class women -- England -- Biography
Voyages around the world
Yelverton, Thérèse, -- Viscountess Avonmore, -- 1832?-1881
Yelverton, Thérèse, -- Viscountess Avonmore, -- 1832?-1881 -- Marriage
Yelverton, Thérèse, -- Viscountess Avonmore, -- 1832?-1881 -- Travel
title_displayWild romance : a Victorian story of a marriage, a trial, and a self-made woman
title_fullWild romance : a Victorian story of a marriage, a trial, and a self-made woman / Chloë Schama
title_shortWild romance
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Avonmore, William Charles Yelverton
Bigamy
History
Marriage
Social life and customs
Travel
Trials (Bigamy)
Upper class women
Voyages around the world
Yelverton, Thérèse