The Secret History of Wonder Woman - Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

Lepore, Jill
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Chapter 7, titled “Machine Detects Liars, Traps Crooks,” begins with the introduction of Marjorie Huntley (neé Wilkes). She met William Moulton Marston at Camp Upton, New York after Armistice was declared in 1918. She was the camp librarian and he was sent there to treat shell-shocked soldiers. They spent six months together and it is inferred they had a sexual relationship. They had a shared interest in sexual bondage as an important part of love. She continued her relationship with Marston after the war and begins to build one with a now pregnant Holloway (whose baby would be stillborn). According to Lepore, “[Huntley] talked, later, about how she and Marston and Holloway became a ‘threesome;’ that may have started in 1919” (58).

Chapter 7 continues to describe Marston and Holloway’s continued studies. Marston re-enrolled at Harvard to work towards a Philosophy PhD while Holloway enrolled in Radcliffe...

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