The Trials of a Scold


The Trials of a Scold




The incredible true story of writer Anne Royall written by Jeff Biggers.

From the cover: “Anne Royall was an American original, a stranger to fear who defied nineteenth-century skeptic as a prolific literary force, satirist, and social critic”.

“Drawing from her largely overlooked literary works, The Trials of a Scold is a groundbreaking and passionate biography of Anne Royall, America’s first female muckraker, who was convicted as a “common scold” in 1829 in one of the most bizarre trials in the nation’s history”.