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Georgiana

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The winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers 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 was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774, at the age of seventeen, Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity 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, adored by the Prince of Wales, a dear friend of Marie-Antoinette, and leader of the most important salon of her time. Not content with the role of society hostess, she used her connections to enter politics, eventually becoming more influential than most of the men who held office. Her good works and social exploits made her loved by the multitudes, but Georgiana's public success, like Diana's, concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. The Duke of Devonshire was unimpressed by his wife's legendary charms, preferring instead those of her closest friend, a woman with whom Georgiana herself was rumored to be on intimate terms. For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and uneasy ménage à trois, during which time both women bore the Duke's children—as well as those of other men. Foreman's descriptions of Georgiana's uncontrollable gambling, all- night drinking, drug taking, and love affairs with the leading politicians of the day give us fascinating insight into the lives of the British aristocracy in the era of the madness of King George III, the American and French revolutions, and the defeat of Napoleon. A gifted young historian whom critics are already likening to Antonia Fraser, Amanda Foreman draws on a wealth of fresh research and writes colorfully and penetratingly about the fascinating Georgiana, whose struggle against her own weaknesses, whose great beauty and flamboyance, and whose determination to play a part in the affairs of the world make her a vibrant, astonishingly contemporary figure.

The Sylph

Author : Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire
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This ranging epistolary novel follows Julia Grenville, a Welsh beauty who knows little of the world until her marriage to the older Lord Stanley. Through Julia’s letters to her sister, readers learn more of Julia’s new life in London—her unfaithful husband, her miscarriage, her disillusionment with the city and its fashions. Other letters reveal that Julia has a longtime admirer, Harry Woodley, from her former life, as well as a mysterious guardian angel: her Sylph. This character guides Julia away from the depravities of her life in London, including her gambling problem. The Sylph is also another sympathetic ear to Julia’s increasing marital dissatisfaction and growing affinity for another man, the Baron Ton-hausen. As Julia nearly falls prey to the overzealous admirations of one of her husband’s associates, her husband is consumed by gambling debts to that same associate. She is shocked to discover the depths of her husband’s ruin and plans to flee to Wales before she too can be claimed in payment. Her disgraced husband takes the ultimate way out and Julia goes home to her father and sister in Wales. Her Sylph is not far behind, however, and soon reveals himself to Julia to be more than she could have ever imagined.

Emma or The Unfortunate Attachment

Author : Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
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An early British novel, attributed to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, which explores the problems of first impressions and arranged marriages from the perspective of a woman who would suffer the long-term consequences of both.

Georgiana

Author : Georgiana Spencer Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire
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The Sylph a Novel By Georgiana Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire

Author : Georgiana CAVENDISH (Duchess of Devonshire.)
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The Two Duchesses Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire Elizabeth Duchess of Devonshire Family Correspondence of and Relating to Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire Elizabeth Duchess of Devonshire Earl of Bristol the Countess of Bristol Lord and Lady

Author : Vere Foster
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This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. We have represented this book in the same form as it was first published. Hence any marks seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

Georgiana s World

Author : Amanda Foreman
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As one of the most flamboyant and influential women of the late 18th century, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was an icon of her time. Born Lady Georgiana Spencer, she married the fifth Duke of Devonshire in 1774; within a short space of time she had become the undisputed queen of fashionable society, adored by the Prince Regent, an intimate of Marie-Antoinette, an influential Whig hostess and a darling of the common people. Yet for all her aura of public glamour, Georgiana's personal life was fraught with suffering brought on by her compulsive gambling, which led to insurmountable debts and ignominy, and her search for love, which caused misery and exile.

The Face Without a Frown

Author : Iris Irma Leveson-Gower Palmer
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Counting My Chickens

Author : The Duchess of Devonshire
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A unique window on an extraordinary life lived with tremendous zest, discrimination, and intelligence The Duchess of Devonshire is the youngest of the Mitford siblings, the famous brood that includes the writers Nancy and Jessica. Like them, she has lived an unusually full and remarkable life, and like them she has an inimitable expressive gift. In Counting My Chickens, she has gathered extracts from her diaries and other writings to create a multifaceted portrait of her life at Chatsworth, the home of the Dukes of Devonshire, that is pithy, hilarious, wise, and always richly rewarding. Under the Duchess's inspired supervision, Chatsworth has become one of England's most frequently visited great houses, welcoming over 400,000 visitors a year. The Duchess reveals what it takes to keep such an establishment alive and prospering, tells of transporting a goat by train from the Scottish island of Mull to London, discusses having her portrait painted by Lucian Freud, and provides rich reminisces of growing up a Mitford--along with telling anecdotes about friends from Evelyn Waugh to John F. Kennedy. From Tom Stoppard's adoring Introduction to the author's meditation on the beauty of Elvis Presley's voice, COUNTING MY CHICKENS offers continuous surprise and delight.

A Letter to Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire

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The Duchess Text Only

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A tale of decadence and excess, great houses and wild parties, love and sexual intrigue, this biography of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, casts an astonishing new light on the nobility of eighteenth-century England.

The Duchess

Author : Amanda Foreman
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire, one of England’s richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time. But Georgiana’s public success concealed an unhappy marriage, a gambling addiction, drinking, drug-taking, and rampant love affairs with the leading politicians of the day. With penetrating insight, Amanda Foreman reveals a fascinating woman whose struggle against her own weaknesses, whose great beauty and flamboyance, and whose determination to play a part in the affairs of the world make her a vibrant, astonishingly contemporary figure. Praise for The Duchess “Georgiana bursts from the pages of Amanda Foreman’s dazzling biography like the force of nature she undoubtedly was–passionate, political, addicted to gambling, and drunk on life. This is a stunning book about an astonishing woman.”–Simon Schama “Biography at its best . . . seamlessly merges a life and its times, capturing not just an individual but an age.”–The New York Times Book Review “Riveting . . . marvelously diverting.”–The New Yorker

The Queens of Society

Author : Mrs. A. T. Thomson
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The Satirical Gaze

Author : Cindy McCreery
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This is the first scholarly study to focus on satirical prints of women in the late eighteenth century. This was the golden age of graphic satire: thousands of prints were published, and they were viewed by nearly all sections of the population. These prints both reflected and sought to shape contemporary debate about the role of women in society. Cindy McCreery's study examines the beliefs and prejudices of Georgian England which they revealed.

The Passage of the Mountain of Saint Gothard

Author : Georgiana Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire
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An Interesting Letter to the Duchess of Devonshire

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On the influence of the female character in society.

Cavendish Family

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 67. Chapters: Duke of Devonshire, Henry Cavendish, Chatsworth House, Bess of Hardwick, William Cavendish, Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Thomas Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, John Cavendish, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, George Cavendish, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Peregrine Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, Victor Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Spencer Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire, Edward Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire, Lord Frederick Cavendish, William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire, Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, Lady Dorothy Macmillan, Lord Richard Cavendish, William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire, Lord Edward Cavendish, Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington, Charles Cavendish, 1st Baron Chesham, William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire, Lord John Cavendish, Sir Henry Cavendish, 2nd Baronet, George Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington, House of Cavendish, Mary Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, William Cavendish, 2nd Earl of Devonshire, Louisa Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire, Henry Cavendish, 3rd Baron Waterpark, William Cavendish, 2nd Baron Chesham, Elizabeth Stuart, Countess of Lennox, Mary Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, Lord Charles Cavendish, Lord James Cavendish, Lord George Cavendish, Charles Cavendish, 3rd Baron Chesham, Lord Charles Arthur Francis Cavendish, John Cavendish, 5th Baron Chesham, Lucy Cavendish, Baron Clifford, Charlotte Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington, Hugh C...

The Book Buyer

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Lord Byron s Life in Italy

Author : Teresa Guiccioli (contessa di)
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Lord Byron's Life in Italy is an English translation of Vie de Lord Byron en Italie by Byron's Italian friend Teresa Guiccioli, the manuscript of which has lain in Ravenna since the early 1880s, and which has never-been published, or even read except by a small number of scholars. Teresa Guiccioli was the poet's last mistress, his liaison with whom was of longer duration than any other. They met in 1819, and their relationship lasted until he left Italy for Greece in 1823. Persecuted by the authorities because of the friendship with such a dangerous man, Teresa's family had to move from Ravenna to Pisa and finally to Genoa. Teresa knew Byron better, probably, than any other person, and her fresh and original account of his life has been unknown for too long. This superb translation, with elaborate introduction and notes, fills a long-acknowledged gap in studies of Byron. Michael Rees is a past joint chair of the Byron Society. Peter Cochran is the editor of the Newstead Abbey Byron Society Review.

A History of the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds P R A

Author : Algernon Graves
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