Georgiana Duchess Of Devonshire

Paperback | June 1, 1999

byAmanda Foreman

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Sex, intrigue and adultery in the world of high politics and huge wealth in late eighteenth-century England.

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 mesmerising 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.

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The scandalous world of the royals in 18th-century England is unveiled in this titillating biography about one of its brightest and most influential women, Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire. A forebear of Diana, Princess of Wales, Georgiana led a wickedly colourful life in and out of court, a glamorous and powerful figure who noneth...

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Sex, intrigue and adultery in the world of high politics and huge wealth in late eighteenth-century England. 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 ...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:463 pages, 7.88 × 5.13 × 1.27 inPublished:June 1, 1999Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0006550169

ISBN - 13:9780006550167

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The scandalous world of the royals in 18th-century England is unveiled in this titillating biography about one of its brightest and most influential women, Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire. A forebear of Diana, Princess of Wales, Georgiana led a wickedly colourful life in and out of court, a glamorous and powerful figure who nonetheless was a gambler, drug addict and adulterer. Nominated for the 1999 Whitbread Prize, Amanda Foreman’s Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire tells the compelling story of an eccentric royal who held considerable prestige and political power and who was as adored as her beloved descendant.