The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue

The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue

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Miss Emily "Fido" Faithfull is a "woman of business" and a spinster pioneer in the British women’s movement, independent of mind but naively trusting of heart. Distracted from her cause by the sudden return of a once-dear friend, the unhappily wed Helen Codrington, Fido is swept up in the intimate details of Helen’s failing marriage and obsessive affair with a young army officer. What begins as a loyal effort to help a friend explodes into an intriguing courtroom drama complete with accusations of adultery, counterclaims of rape, and a mysterious letter that could destroy more than one life.

Based on a scandalous divorce case that gripped England in 1864, The Sealed Letter is a riveting, provocative drama of friends, lovers, and divorce, Victorian-style.


  • Publisher : Mariner Books; First edition (September 24, 2009)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0547247761
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0547247762
  • Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.31 x 1.07 x 8 inches