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The Traitor's Wife - A Novel

Allison Pataki

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A riveting historical novel about Peggy Shippen Arnold, the cunning wife of Benedict Arnold and mastermind behind America's most infamous act of treason... Everyone knows Benedict Arnold-the Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled to the British-as history's most notorious turncoat. Many know Arnold's co-conspirator, Major John André, who was apprehended with Arnold's documents in his boots and hanged at the orders of General George Washington. But few know of the integral third character in the plot: a charming young woman who not only contributed to the betrayal but orchestrated it. 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 André. 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. Told from the perspective of Peggy's maid, whose faith in the new nation inspires her to intervene in her mistress's affairs even when it could cost her everything, The Traitor's Wife brings these infamous figures to life, illuminating the sordid details and the love triangle that nearly destroyed the American fight for freedom.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Madeleine Maby

Length:

16h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

57:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

46:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

43:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

46:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

49:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:04:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:07:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

46:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

48:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

51:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

52:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

55:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

53:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

49:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

44:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

59:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

49:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:42