Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2011

272 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719085697

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Living in Sin

Cohabiting as husband and wife in nineteenth-century England

Ginger S. Frost

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • The only book-length study of co-habitation in Victorian England Based on the lives of over 1,000 couples between 1780 and 1914 Contributes to Gender History by contrasting the experiences of men and women Looks at marital 'radicals' who did not marry for philosophical reasons, famous unwed couples such as George Eliot and G. H. Lewes, and those who could not marry Shows the changing relationship of family to state, and the way in which pressure from below influenced the approach of the courts