The Bigamist

Author: Amelie Hastie

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844572663

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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Directed by the actor/filmmaker Ida Lupino, The Bigamist (1953) is the story of Harry Graham, a salesman travelling between two towns and two wives. In its portrayal of Harry’s "double life," the film takes on a double life of its own, hovering as it does between two genres. Telling the story through Harry’s voice-over, yet eschewing the iconic character of the femme fatale, Lupino’s film reveals and recasts film noir as male melodrama par excellence. In its rendering of this emotionally paralysed man, able only to reveal the truth of his duplicity to us, the film audience, The Bigamist is a fascinating study of the post-War male. A collaborative affair, The Bigamist was written and produced by Lupino’s ex-husband Collier Young and co-starred his current wife, Joan Fontaine, as bride number one. The last of six films that Lupino directed for the independent production company that she co-founded, The Filmakers, it was notably the only film of its period with a woman director who also played a starring role. Amelie Hastie explores the film in the context of independent Hollywood, at a time when the studio system was beginning to dissolve, and as a commentary on the fraught institution of marriage. She also considers The Bigamist in relation to Lupino’s personal and professional history. Lupino was one of only two women members of the Directors’ Guild of America in the classical Hollywood era, and The Bigamist, Hastie argues, reveals multiple traces of Lupino’s experiences of working as both director and actress in the movie business.
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The Bigamist

The True Story of a Husband's Ultimate Betrayal

Author: Mary Turner Thomson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780572727

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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In April 2006, Mary Turner Thomson received a call that blew her life apart. The woman on the other end of the line told her that Will Jordan, Mary's husband and the father of her two younger children, had been married to her for fourteen years and they had five children together. The Bigamist is the shocking true story of how one man manipulated an intelligent, independent woman, conning her out of £200,000 and leaving her to bring up the children he claimed he could never have. It's a story we all think could never happen to us, but this shameless con man has been doing the same thing to various other women for at least 27 years, spinning a tangled web of lies and deceit to cover his tracks. How far would you go to help the man you love? How far would he go to deceive you? And what would you do when you found out it was all a lie?
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A Bigamist's Daughter

Author: Alice McDermott

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140885323X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Elizabeth Connelly sits in a New York office that looks like a real editor's, but isn't quite. Employed at a vanity press, Elizabeth watches the real world - of real struggles, passion, pain and love - spin around her. Until one day, a young writer comes to her with a novel about a man who loves more than one woman at once. And suddenly Elizabeth will be awakened from her young urban professional slumber - by a man's real touch and by a real story in search of an ending. This is a luminous novel of memory, revelation and desire.
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The Bigamist

Author: Young F E Mills (Florence Eth Mills)

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781318010608

Category:

Page: 384

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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The Bigamist

A Detective Story

Author: John Jay Chichester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: 303

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Sweet Land of Bigamy

Author: Miah Arnold

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 9781440541896

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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When Helen Motes finds herself on a Utah mountaintop getting married to a besotted young Indian poet, she can't quite figure out how she became a bigamist, and she certainly doesn't want to be one. Helen worked hard to create the stable middle-class life her childhood denied her, so sabotaging her first (and decidedly still legal) marriage wasn't part of her life plan. Yet with her original husband away in Iraq, and her new husband ready to agree to everything she ever wanted, deciding which husband to keep proves to be torture. How Helen's life led her to this point--and what she plans to do with these two "keepers"--are the driving questions behind Miah Arnold's heartfelt debut about an unlikely bigamist and her circle of family, friends, and husbands. Weaving in multiple continents and unforgettable characters, The Sweet Land of Bigamy is a funny and surprisingly touching exploration of what marriage can be.
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A Bigamist's Daughter

Author: Alice McDermott

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140885323X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Elizabeth Connelly sits in a New York office that looks like a real editor's, but isn't quite. Employed at a vanity press, Elizabeth watches the real world - of real struggles, passion, pain and love - spin around her. Until one day, a young writer comes to her with a novel about a man who loves more than one woman at once. And suddenly Elizabeth will be awakened from her young urban professional slumber - by a man's real touch and by a real story in search of an ending. This is a luminous novel of memory, revelation and desire.
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Lives of the Bigamists

Marriage, Family, and Community in Colonial Mexico

Author: Richard E. Boyer

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826323842

Category: History

Page: 203

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Boyer lets these Mexican people speak for themselves about how they got into trouble with the Inquisition.
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The Courtship of Eva Eldridge

A Story of Bigamy in the Marriage Mad Fifties

Author: Diane Simmons

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 160938461X

Category: History

Page: 272

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Simmons presents readers with a true story of one woman's struggle with a bigamist husband in the 1950s. Through the use of an archive of roughly eight hundred of Eva Eldridge's letters and personal papers, the author tells the story of a woman bent on tracking down the serial bigamist who had married her only to disappear, as he had on a string of several women in the years following World War II. --Publisher.
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Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance

A Case of Transatlantic Bigamy

Author: Alexandra Parma Cook,Noble David Cook

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822312222

Category: History

Page: 206

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Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance uncovers from history the fascinating and strange story of Spanish explorer Francisco Noguerol de Ulloa. in 1556, accompanied by his second wife, Francisco returned to his home in Spain after a profitable twenty-year sojourn in the new world of Peru. However, unlike most other rich conquistadores who returned to the land of their birth, Francisco was not allowed to settle into a life of leisure. Instead, he was charged with bigamy and illegal shipment of silver, was arrested and imprisoned. Francisco’s first wife (thought long dead) had filed suit in Spain against her renegade husband. So begins the labyrinthine legal tale and engrossing drama of an explorer and his two wives, skillfully reconstructed through the expert and original archival research of Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook. Drawing on the remarkable records from the trial, the narrative of Francisco’s adventures provides a window into daily life in sixteenth-century Spain, as well as the mentalité and experience of conquest and settlement of the New World. Told from the point of view of the conquerors, Francisco’s story reveals not only the lives of the middle class and minor nobility but also much about those at the lower rungs of the social order and relations between the sexes. In the tradition of Carlo Ginzberg’s The Cheese and the Worms and Natalie Zemon Davis’ The Return of Martin Guerre, Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance illuminates an historical period—the world of sixteenth-century Spain and Peru—through the wonderful and unusual story of one man and his two wives.
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Silver Sparrow

Author: Tayari Jones

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616201533

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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From the New York Times Bestselling Author of An American Marriage “A love story . . . Full of perverse wisdom and proud joy . . . Jones’s skill for wry understatement never wavers.” —O: The Oprah Magazine “Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it. Tayari Jones has written a novel filled with characters I’ll never forget. This is a book I’ll read more than once.” —Judy Blume With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, "My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist," author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's two families—the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode. This is the third stunning novel from an author deemed "one of the most important writers of her generation" (the Atlanta Journal Constitution).
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Crane Spreads Wing

A Bigamist's Story

Author: Susan Trott

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385506915

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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The heroine is Jane who leaves her husband, Alan, changes names and finds work in Gled's house, occasionally returning to Alan. Gled makes her pregnant, they marry, and now Jane is in trouble because bigamy is against the law.
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The Bigamy Plot

Sensation and Convention in the Victorian Novel

Author: Maia McAleavey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107103169

Category: History

Page: 258

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Explores the prevalence of bigamy in Victorian fiction to challenge traditional understanding of the period's social and narrative conventions.
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20,000 Quips & Quotes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9781566195294

Category: Quotations, English

Page: 908

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The Other Mrs Jordan

A True Story of Bigamy and Betrayal

Author: Mary Turner Thomson

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781845962876

Category: True Crime

Page: 238

View: 1925

'I am the other Mrs Jordan.' In April 2006, Mary Turner Thomson received a call that was to blow her life apart. The woman on the other end of the line calmly told her that she and Will Jordan, Mary's husband and the father of her two younger children, had been married for fourteen years and had five children together. The Other Mrs Jordan is the shocking true story of how one man manipulated an intelligent, independent woman, conning her out of £200,000 and leaving her to bring up the children he originally claimed he was physically incapable of fathering. It's a story that we all think could never happen to us, but before dismissing her as easily duped and desperate, read how this shameless conman has been doing the same thing to various other women for at least 26 years and how he concocted the most intricate of cover stories, claiming to be a CIA agent to explain his frequent mysterious absences. In what is a cautionary tale about the perils of online dating, this book exposes a life-shattering con by an expert charmer. It is also the story of Mary's fight to reclaim her life. How far would you go to help the man you love? How far would he go to deceive you? And what would you do when you found out it was all a lie?
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Captain Bully Hayes

Blackbirder and Bigamist

Author: Frank Clune

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Americans

Page: 177

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Not Exactly Love

A Memoir

Author: Betty Hafner

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631521500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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It was 1969, and all the rules were changing, when Betty, a woefully single French teacher on Long Island, met the handsome but edgy new teacher at her school, a hippie just back from Woodstock. His vitality opened up a new world to her—but when they married, his rages turned against her, and often ended with physical violence. Like millions of women who discover they’ve married an abusive man, Betty was forced to make daily decisions—to suppress her feelings or risk confrontation, to keep it secret or report, and ultimately, to live with it or leave. Part memoir, part warm-hearted look at the ’70s, and part therapeutic journey, Not Exactly Love: A Memoir is an intense and inspirational story of a woman who grew from her experience.
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The Psychopath Test

A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Author: Jon Ronson

Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)

ISBN: 1594485755

Category: Psychology

Page: 275

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They say one out of every hundred people is a psychopath. You probably passed one on the street today. These are people who have no empathy, who are manipulative, deceitful, charming, seductive, and delusional. The Psychopath Test is the New York Times bestselling exploration of their world and the madness industry. When Jon Ronson is drawn into an elaborate hoax played on some of the world's top scientists, his investigation leads him, unexpectedly, to psychopaths. He meets an influential psychologist who is convinced that many important business leaders and politicians are in fact high-flying, high-functioning psychopaths, and teaches Ronson how to spot them. Armed with these new abilities, Ronson meets a patient inside an asylum for the criminally insane who insists that he's sane, a mere run-of-the-mill troubled youth, not a psychopath—a claim that might be only manipulation, and a sign of his psychopathy. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud, and with a legendary CEO who took joy in shutting down factories and firing people. He delves into the fascinating history of psychopathy diagnosis and treatments, from LSD-fueled days-long naked therapy sessions in prisons to attempts to understand serial killers. Along the way, Ronson discovers that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their most insane edges. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating adventure through the minds of madness.
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