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Sex and SensibilityRichard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822$
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Peter Robb

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198075110

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075110.001.0001

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Isabella Evans

Isabella Evans

Sensibilities and Sense

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Sex and Sensibility

Peter Robb

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines Richard Blechynden’s relationship with Isabella, his last long-time bibi. Isabella was the daughter of a private soldier from Berhampore and Blechynden first met her in April 1804. This chapter discusses the trials and tribulations in their relationship and Isabella’s idleness and petulance as well as her desire for children. It shows how money was both a symptom of Isabella’s dependence on Blechynden and indicative of her separate life within the Bengal milieu.

Keywords:   Isabella, Bengal milieu, Berhampore, children

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