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Written by Golda
(10/10/2004 4:18 p.m.)
I found it interesting to read about Mrs. MacAnder's post-divorce social status. "Her own marriage, poor thing, had not been successful, but having had the good sense and ability to force her husband into pronounced error, she herself had passed through the necessary divorce proceedings without incurring censure."
I wonder if Mrs. MacAnder's situation was unusual for the time. In the story, we are led to believe that Irene could never get a divorce, and if she did, she would be a social outcast. I guess it is a double standard from the times. Does anyone have any insight?
Galsworthy knew something about this subject since he set up house with Ada while she was still married to his cousin, but they did it away from London.
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