Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

Large Print - 2000
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A rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British aristocracy and the intimate story of a woman who for a time was its undisputed leader. Lady Georgiana Spencer, the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, achieved immediate celebrity at seventeen by marrying one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats, the Duke of Devonshire. Launched into a world of wealth and power, she quickly became the queen of fashionable society. But her public success concealed a personal life fraught with suffering, giving this vibrant story an astonishingly contemporary twist.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2000, c1998
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780786226542
0786226544
Characteristics: 936 p. (large print) : ill. ; 22 cm

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Janice21383
Jun 08, 2016

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was not born royal; if she had been, she might have been an English Marie Antoinette with a brain. As it was, she was was bold and neurotic, generous and spendthrift, charming and immoral. It is clear that author is in love with her. Many readers may not be. It is difficult not to reflect on the waste of feminine talent and energy, or not to hear the tumbrels of the coming social revolution.

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Delorisverchere
Dec 11, 2013

One is for a friend and member of PPL, Tina Clement. I will pick up the books on Thursday, Dec 12.

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