The Disastrous Mrs. Weldon: The Life, Loves and Lawsuits of a Legendary Victorian
The Disastrous Mrs Weldon The Life Loves and Lawsuits of a Legendary Victorian Author:Brian Thompson Born to fanatically snobbish Victorian parents, Georgina Weldon grew up to wreak havoc on almost everyone she met. She was supposed to marry well and restore the family fortune, but soon proved to have other ideas. Her scandalous affair with a married man and her defiant marriage to the less-than-prosperous young hussar officer Harry Weldon wer... more »e just the first signs that she was no ordinary girl. In a plot that could have been constructed by Dickens himself, Georgina acquired a string of lovers, was stung by con artists, betrayed by her parents, and narrowly escaped being committed to a mental institution. She rose to the challenge and became one of the first Victorian women to represent herself in court and later helped to overturn England’s infamous Lunacy Laws. Like the best Victorian novels, The Disastrous Mrs. Weldon marries the adventures of an intrepid protagonist with delightfully revealing glimpses of Victorian society. A tale of sex and scandal, bravado and bravery, Mrs. Weldon’s life is wild, wicked, and totally irresistible.« less
Biography of a women ahead of her time trying to make a fulfilling life for herself inside the restrictions of Victorian society. Publisher's Weekly said, "[Mrs. Weldon's] story is so fantastically melodramatic that it might have been penned by one of the sensationalist novelists so popular amoung her Vicotrian contemporaries."