And then it fell apart. The wildly charismatic Beecher was accused by feminist firebrand Victoria Woodhull of adultery with his best friend's wife, and the cuckolded Theodore Tilton brought charges of 'criminal conversation,' leading to a salacious trial that was the most widely covered event of the nineteenth century, garnering, by some counts, more headlines than the entire Civil War. It ended in a hung jury, but by his death in 1886, Beecher's star was considerably dimmed.
Debby Applegate brings this fascinating, flawed figure to deserved new life and places him at the center of the key dramas of the American nineteenth century--including the advent of the pulp novel and tabloid press.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Ano da edição||2006/06/13|
|Número de Páginas||384|