Albion's Story by Kate GrenvilleAlbion's Story by Kate Grenville

Albion's Story

byKate Grenville

Paperback | January 17, 1996

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In this "startling, fasciniating, disturbing" (Library Journal) companion to Lilian's Story, Kate Grenville takes on a daunting challenge: to imagine, from the inside out, how an apparently respectable Victorian gentleman can persuade himself that he has a right, perhaps even a "manly" duty to rape any woman under his control: his shopgirls, his servants, his wife, even his daughter.
Kate Grenville is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: Albion's Story
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Title:Albion's StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.8 inPublished:January 17, 1996Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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ISBN - 10:0156002418

ISBN - 13:9780156002417

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Written as a companion volume to Kate Grenville’s previously published Lilian’s Story, Albion’s Story focuses on Lilian’s father Albion Gidley Singer. Born as the only son of a successful merchant in the later part of the 19th century, Albion eventually takes over his father’s business, reluctantly marries and fathers two children. Fascinated by women, yet violently repelled by them, he develops an obsession for his first-born daughter Lilian. As she matures into an iron-willed young woman, an ongoing power struggle ensues between father and daughter, as he ultimately rapes her and ignites her journey into madness.