An Adventure

Charlotte Anne Moberly (1846 - 1937) and Eleanor Jourdain (1863 - 1924)

The Moberly–Jourdain incident was an event that occurred on 10 August 1901 in the gardens of the Petit Trianon, involving two female academics, Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain. The women were both from educated backgrounds. During a trip to Versailles, they visited the Petit Trianon, a small château in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, where they allegedly experienced a time slip, and saw Marie Antoinette as well as other people of the same period. After researching the history of the palace, and comparing notes of their experience, they published their work in a book entitled An Adventure, under the names of Elizabeth Morison and Frances Lamont, in 1911. Their story caused a sensation, and was subject to much ridicule.(Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Martha H. Weller
Play 01 Chapter One: Visits to the Petit Trianon Martha H. Weller
Play 02 Chapter Two: Summary of Results of Research Martha H. Weller
Play 03 Chapter Three: Answers to Questions We Have Been Asked Martha H. Weller
Play 04 Chapter Four: A Reverie Martha H. Weller
Play 05 Appendix Martha H. Weller