Last of the Dandies

The Scandalous Life and Escapades of Count D'Orsay

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Author: Nick Foulkes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466864451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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From his first appearance in London in 1821 until his death in Paris in 1852, Count D'Orsay dominated and scandalized the whole of European society. For three decades he was the ultimate arbiter in matters of taste, style and fashion -- what D'Orsay wore today, society would wear tomorrow. He also enthralled Society with the thirty-year soap opera of his relationship with Lady Blessington, whose daughter he married and with whose husband he was suspected of having had an affair. Bisexual, flamboyant and outrageous, D'Orsay was said to have ruined the cream of British aristocracy. He toured Europe on an enormous spending spree; paid homage to a dying Lord Byron in Italy, set up a racing course in Notting Hill and a gambling den in St James's. Nick Foulkes' Last of the Dandies is a vivid biography of an astonishingly flamboyant figure and a dazzling portrait of an era.

Public Speech and the Culture of Public Life in the Age of Gladstone

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Author: Joseph S. Meisel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231505825

Category: History

Page: 336

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By the last decades of the nineteenth century, more people were making more speeches to greater numbers in a wider variety of venues than at any previous time. This book argues that a recognizably modern public life was created in Victorian Britain largely through the instrumentality of public speech. Shedding new light on the careers of many of the most important figures of the Victorian era and beyond, including Gladstone, Disraeli, Sir Robert Peel, John Bright, Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and Canon Liddon, the book traces the ways in which oratory came to occupy a central position in the conception and practice of Victorian public life. Not a study of rhetoric or a celebration of great oratory, the book stresses the social developments that led to the production and consumption of these speeches.

Britain in the Age of the French Revolution

1785 - 1820

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Author: Jennifer Mori

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317891899

Category: History

Page: 270

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This new survey looks at the impact in Britain of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic aftermath, across all levels of British society. Jennifer Mori provides a clear and accessible guide to the ideas and intellectual debates the revolution stimulated, as well as popular political movements including radicalism.

Shakespeare in the Victorian Periodicals

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Author: Kathryn Prince

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135896577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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Based on extensive archival research, Shakespeare in the Victorian Periodicals offers an entirely new perspective on popular Shakespeare reception by focusing on articles published in Victorian periodicals. Shakespeare had already reached the apex of British culture in the previous century, becoming the national poet of the middle and upper classes, but during the Victorian era he was embraced by more marginal groups. If Shakespeare was sometimes employed as an instrument of enculturation, imposed on these groups, he was also used by them to resist this cultural hegemony.

Okkulte Historietten

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Author: Willy Schrödter

Publisher: Reichl Verlag

ISBN: 9783876672489

Category: Occultism

Page: 357

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The Slaves' Champion

The Life, Deeds, and Historical Days of William Wilberforce

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Author: Henry Wheeler

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780892216703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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First published in London in 1861, this revealing biography of British abolitionist William Wilberforce gives a revealing look at his impact on British society and explores how he inspired American abolitionists in their effort to end slavery within the United States.

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery

During the Time of Lord Chancellor Brougham and Sir John Leach, Master of the Rolls. 1833-1834

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Author: James William Mylne,Benjamin Keen (reporter.),Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux,Sir John Leach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: N.A

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Opinions of Lord Brougham

On Politics, Theology, Law, Science, Education, Literature, &c., as Exhibited in His Parliamentary and Legal Speeches, and Miscellaneous Writing

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Author: Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 360

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