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Description - Dalliance by Diana Burg

Mary Turner has little use for sacrifice. As the niece of Erastus Corning, the prominent railway magnate, she is accustomed to financial security, society balls, and the flirtatious attention of her many suitors. When she marries the ambitious, though dull, banker Isaac Burch, she secures an upper-class social position at the cost of a loveless relationship. Refusing to settle, Mary soon finds diversion and companionship in a 'dalliance' - perhaps adulterous - with Chicago lawyer David Stuart. Her alleged indiscretions result in a very public divorce trial, pitting the domineering husband against the repentant and disgraced wife.Based on the actual Illinois divorce trial of 1860 that riveted the country with newspaper headlines displaying the personal lives of prominent citizens, Burg's novel probes human motivations and failings along with a social climate percolating with the demands for civil and social rights of women. Narrated through Mary's diary entries, Isaac's letters, and the journal of newspaper reporter Thomas Perry, "Dalliance" transports the reader with exquisitely researched detail into the material culture of America's mid-nineteenth-century upper-crust society. Richly drawn characters and Burg's eloquent style combine to make this an engrossing and emotionally powerful novel readers will not soon forget.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815609315
ISBN-10: 0815609310
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Diana Burg

Diana Burg has written several screenplays and short stories. She lives with her husband in Denver, Colorado. This is her first novel.

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