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MISTRESSES: A History of the Other Woman

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A lively and nuanced look at gender roles as they have been revealed by the lives of concubines and mistresses over the centuries.Abbott (A History of Marriage, 2011, etc.) a former Dean of Women at the University of Toronto and now a research associate, begins this romp through history with a quip by British multi-billionaire Sir Jimmy Goldsmith, who said, "when a man marries his mistress he ... Read full review

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