The Most Beautiful Man in Existence: The Scandalous Life of Alexander Lesassier by Lisa RosnerThe Most Beautiful Man in Existence: The Scandalous Life of Alexander Lesassier by Lisa Rosner

The Most Beautiful Man in Existence: The Scandalous Life of Alexander Lesassier

byLisa Rosner

Hardcover | January 31, 1999

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Affable, engaging and self-absorbed, Lesassier was a physician, military surgeon, and novelist, who was also a shameless opportunist, charming scoundrel and seducer. Offering rare insights into Georgian, Regency, and early Victorian Britain, his is the story of a failed man who wanted to be something different and saw himself as entitled to more than he had; someone who can always be guaranteed to make the wrong choice, and then protest that he has done well. 15 illustrations.
Title:The Most Beautiful Man in Existence: The Scandalous Life of Alexander LesassierFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.59 × 6.53 × 1.08 inPublished:January 31, 1999Publisher:University of Pennsylvania PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0812234863

ISBN - 13:9780812234862

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He lived a remarkable life – and felt he was entitled to more than he had. Alexander Lesassier was a physician, military surgeon and novelist. In 1833, Catherine Jane Hamilton got a divorce on the grounds of her husband’s adultery, the proof of which lay in a trunk containing his personal papers. In The Most Beautiful Man in Existence, the trunk has been opened and Lisa Rosner recounts the life of a man who was a shameless opportunist, charming scoundrel, seducer and survivor.