In an entry of 21 October 1855, JWC
makes astute comments on both the accessibility and the anxiety of diary-writing for women at mid-century: I remember Charles Buller
saying of the Duchess de Praslin
A blood-stained copy of this novel had apparently been found in the bed of the duchesse de Praslin
after she was murdered by her husband. Colburn was the first publisher to make significant use of...
17 August 1847
The duchesse de Praslin
was murdered by her husband in their home in Paris. He attempted to conceal his guilt, then took poison and died during his trial.