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Wife no.19, or the story of a life in bondage.

Being a complete exposé of Mormonism, and revealing the sorrows, sacrifices and sufferings of women in polygamy

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This edition was published in by Dustin, Gilman in Hartford.

Written in English

605 pages

The true story behind David Ebershoff’s bestseller “The 19th Wife”!

At the age of 24, Ann Eliza Webb was forced into marriage with Brigham Young, her spiritual leader and the 67-year-old president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By her own count, she was his 19th wife. Less than five years later, she filed for divorce on the grounds of neglect, cruel treatment, and desertion – and shocked the tight-knit Mormon community by winning the case. Excommunicated from the church, she traveled the country, speaking out against polygamy and Mormonism, and becoming an early advocate for women’s rights in 19th century America. In this autobiography, dedicated to the Mormon Wives of Utah, she published a devastating exposé of the privation, cruelty and violence that were a constant part of their lives. Her story was an immediate best-seller, and remains a gripping read to this day. This ebook edition includes an active table of contents, reflowable text, and 150 illustrations of the people, places and events in Ann Eliza Young’s life.

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The true story behind David Ebershoff’s bestseller “The 19th Wife”!

At the age of 24, Ann Eliza Webb was forced into marriage with Brigham Young, her spiritual leader and the 67-year-old president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By her own count, she was his 19th wife. Less than five years later, she filed for divorce on the grounds of neglect, cruel treatment, and desertion – and shocked the tight-knit Mormon community by winning the case. Excommunicated from the church, she traveled the country, speaking out against polygamy and Mormonism, and becoming an early advocate for women’s rights in 19th century America. In this autobiography, dedicated to the Mormon Wives of Utah, she published a devastating exposé of the privation, cruelty and violence that were a constant part of their lives. Her story was an immediate best-seller, and remains a gripping read to this day. This ebook edition includes an active table of contents, reflowable text, and 150 illustrations of the people, places and events in Ann Eliza Young’s life.

Wife no.19, or the story of a life in bondage.

Being a complete exposé of Mormonism, and revealing the sorrows, sacrifices and sufferings of women in polygamy

This edition was published in by Dustin, Gilman in Hartford.


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605 p.
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OL14048324M
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