The Mistress: Histories, Myths and Interpretations of the Other Woman

Victoria Griffin August 05, 2018

As long as there is marriage, there will also be the Mistress Why then, does our society still behave as if marital infidelity were some unfathomable aberration Mythology is rich with mistresses both divine and mortal some who have played their roles cunningly and to perfection, and some who have destroyed themselves and all around them Famous mistresses have not onlyAs long as there is marriage, there will also be the Mistress Why then, does our society still behave as if marital infidelity were some unfathomable aberration Mythology is rich with mistresses both divine and mortal some who have played their roles cunningly and to perfection, and some who have destroyed themselves and all around them Famous mistresses have not only graced literature but have written it Courtesans have been a feature of royal courts throughout history And, whether or not we admit it, or feign nave ignorance, mistresses are women we know, here and now.Victoria Griffin, herself a mistress, brings her steady yet startling focus on the mistresses in history and culture, past and present from Camille Claudel to Monica Lewinsky, from Madame de Pompadour to Simone de Beauvoir, from George Eliot to Pamela Harriman It is a subject as rich and diverse as history itself, alive with memorable characters The Mistress will provoke and delight in equal measure.


  • Title: The Mistress: Histories, Myths and Interpretations of the Other Woman
  • Author: Victoria Griffin
  • ISBN: 9781582340531
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover
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