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Read an excerpt. These books are available in paperback, hardcover and e-book versions. Heyn contextualizes these stories with a critique of the cultural expectations placed on women by literature, experts, the institution of marriage, and themselves. She wrestles with the question of whether a wife should tell her husband about an affair and analyzes the varied effects of adultery on marriage. This formulaic book is buttressed by literary examples ranging from Flaubert to Erica Jong, and by frequent summaries of other studies of marriage and adultery.
Published 20 years ago - Dan Geddes by Dalma Heyn. The work is strongest at the beginning, where Heyn cites cultural evidence for the double standard. This story has become so familiar that as a culture we are only shocked by its antithesis: that a woman could derive great personal benefit from an affair; that her marriage or children need not suffer; that shame and obloquy need not be her just reward. And why not?