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  • Paperback: 510 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Canada (Feb. 26 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006385893
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006385899
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14 x 3.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #203,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Leah Jesse on May 13 2007
Format: Paperback
A History of Mistresses by Elizabeth Abbott is a sweeping social history of mistresses from Ancient times to Modern Days. The book contains thirteen chapters, chronologically and thematically organized, that are subdivided into individual case studies on historically well known mistresses.

The book starts out chronologically in the ancient world with the Biblical mistress Hagar then goes into the Eastern Orient and Persian Harems. The book then has a chapter for European royal mistresses and a separate chapter for European aristocracy. It has chapters for papal consorts and one for mistresses and conquerors. There are chapters based on interracial sexual unions and one chapter I found very interesting about Jewish mistresses in Nazi Germany.

There are also thematically based chapters featuring mistresses as muses, mobster molls, and trophy dolls as well as fictional mistresses in literature. Finally, the author concludes with modern case studies of mistresses after the 1960s and their continued evolution within western culture.

I found that I read this book in sections rather than as a whole, because some parts of the book like the ancient case studies were more interesting to me than others like the modern period. The author has done a wonderful job compiling a ton of information in one tome with extensive end notes, but I found that the book struggled in the last chapter perhaps because modern mistresses may not be as well known or understood as their historical counterparts.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Aug. 21 2005
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This book starts out as intriguing and interesting but leaves you feeling empty in the end, as if you learned a little but not too much. It's more of a tease. Perhaps that's what it's like to be a mistress...
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This book is epic. it raises such an awareness to the ways of men and the women who control them.
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Much about Eva Braun is inaccurate June 28 2011
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While I enjoyed perusing this well written book, I cannot give it 5 stars because much of what the author writes about Eva Braun is not accurate. For a better account of the relationship between Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler, see my new, authoritative biography "The Untold Story of Eva Braun: Her Life beyond Hitler"

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