Duchess Georgiana Duchess Of Devonshir

by AMANDA FOREMAN

December 22, 2010 | Hardcover |

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Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, was one of the most flamboyant and influential women of the eighteenth century. The great-great-great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, she was variously a compulsive gambler, a political savante and operator of the highest order, a drug addict, an adulteress and the darling of the common people.

This authoritative, utterly absorbing book presents a mesmerizing picture of a fascinating world of political and sexual intrigues, grand houses, huge parties, glamour and great wealth - always on the edge of being squandered by the excesses and scandals of individuals.

THE DUCHESS is the story of an extraordinary woman who rose to fame by staying true to her passions in a world of protocol, gossip and social rules - and paid the price.Georgiana?s extraordinary life has now been made into a major film - starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes - which is due for release on Boxing Day 2009.

Format: Hardcover

Published: December 22, 2010

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0999715062

ISBN - 13: 9780999715062

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Duchess Georgiana Duchess Of Devonshir

Duchess Georgiana Duchess Of Devonshir

by AMANDA FOREMAN

Format: Hardcover

Published: December 22, 2010

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0999715062

ISBN - 13: 9780999715062

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Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, was one of the most flamboyant and influential women of the eighteenth century. The great-great-great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, she was variously a compulsive gambler, a political savante and operator of the highest order, a drug addict, an adulteress and the darling of the common people.

This authoritative, utterly absorbing book presents a mesmerizing picture of a fascinating world of political and sexual intrigues, grand houses, huge parties, glamour and great wealth - always on the edge of being squandered by the excesses and scandals of individuals.

THE DUCHESS is the story of an extraordinary woman who rose to fame by staying true to her passions in a world of protocol, gossip and social rules - and paid the price.Georgiana?s extraordinary life has now been made into a major film - starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes - which is due for release on Boxing Day 2009.

About the Author

Amanda Foreman is the daughter of Carl Foreman (director of High Noon, The Bridge On the River Kwai, Born Free). She was born in 1968, grew up on film sets and is now a research fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She has written for various publications, including the New York Times.

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