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The Traitor's Wife: A Novel (original 2014; edición 2014)

por Allison Pataki

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"Socialite Peggy Shippen is half Benedict Arnold's age when she seduces the war hero during his stint as military commander of Philadelphia. Blinded by his young bride's beauty and wit, Arnold does not realize that she harbors a secret: loyalty to the British. Nor does he know that she hides a past romance with the handsome British spy John Andre. Peggy watches as her husband, crippled from battle wounds and in debt from years of service to the colonies, grows ever more disillusioned with his hero, Washington, and the American cause. Together with her former love and her disaffected husband, Peggy hatches the plot to deliver West Point to the British and, in exchange, win fame and fortune for herself and Arnold."--from cover, page [4].… (más)
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Título:The Traitor's Wife: A Novel
Autores:Allison Pataki
Info:Howard Books (2014), Paperback, 496 pages
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Valoración:*****
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Historical fiction is not something I normally read and this book does not incline me to read any more. Was very blah and very long. Not sure how this ended up on my to read list! ( )
  littlemuls | Jan 28, 2021 |
The best thing I can say about this book is that I finished it, although there were plenty of times when I did not think I would. If you're a big fan of heady Historical Fiction full of facts and accurate portrayals of historical events, do not pick this book up. This book was short on historical facts, and long on cliches and heavy handed generalizations. Major characters had no depth; they were completely one dimensional (we get it, already, Peggy is the most cunning and the most beautiful and an utterly despicable, irredeemable human being, no gray area there). The narrator is almost without personality and vacillates between fretfulness, simpering subservience, and naivety. The dialogue was uneven and mostly unbelievable. The book does describe an actual, interesting historical event, and for me that was it's one saving grace and its probably the reason I finished it, but I would not recommend it. ( )
  mageestarr | Dec 29, 2020 |
DNF
  MissNova | Oct 27, 2019 |
I thoroughly enjoy this novel. The dialogue and settings were believable and the interplay between a beautiful woman and her weak husband, fascinating. ( )
  csobolak | Oct 7, 2019 |
Benedict Arnold is known for his betrayal of George Washington and of the newly forming independent country during the Revolutionary War. Most learn this fact in American History classes in school. What we don’t learn is how much influence his wife, Peggy Shippen Arnold had on the formation and realization of those plans. The story about her involvement is revealed through the voice of the fictional character of Peggy’s maid Clara Belle. As the narrator, Clara tells of a shallow, spoiled woman who wishes for riches and fame. And because she wants these things so badly she hopes to improve her status by encouraging and by indeed helping to orchestrate the betrayal. But the plans are discovered and Benedict Arnold is accused of treason while Peggy Arnold manages to hide her own involvement in the plot.

This historical fiction provides information about the treachery behind Arnold’s attempted betrayal of our country in addition to being an interesting look at life during the Revolutionary War time period. As with any historical fiction, sharing the events and characters of the time are of great value, but I believe that the book’s real importance lies in the fact that it calls attention to the idea that there could be a woman who plays a significant role in historical events even if her endeavors are obscured by a more important historical male figure.
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  Rdglady | Nov 20, 2018 |
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"Socialite Peggy Shippen is half Benedict Arnold's age when she seduces the war hero during his stint as military commander of Philadelphia. Blinded by his young bride's beauty and wit, Arnold does not realize that she harbors a secret: loyalty to the British. Nor does he know that she hides a past romance with the handsome British spy John Andre. Peggy watches as her husband, crippled from battle wounds and in debt from years of service to the colonies, grows ever more disillusioned with his hero, Washington, and the American cause. Together with her former love and her disaffected husband, Peggy hatches the plot to deliver West Point to the British and, in exchange, win fame and fortune for herself and Arnold."--from cover, page [4].

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