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  • GEORGIANA: Duchess of Devonshire. by Foreman, Amanda.
    Foreman, Amanda.
    GEORGIANA: Duchess of Devonshire.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of one of the most influential woman in the late 18th century Britain - "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. . . but Georgiana's public success. . . concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. . . For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and…

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    New York: Random House, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of one of the most influential woman in the late 18th century Britain - "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. . . but Georgiana's public success. . . concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. . . For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and uneasy mŽnage ˆ 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." Illustrated, chronology, notes, select bibliography, index. xx. 454 pp. Family tree on endpapers. ISBN: 0-375502947.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64833
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  • GEORGIANA: Duchess of Devonshire. by Foreman, Amanda.
    Foreman, Amanda.
    GEORGIANA: Duchess of Devonshire.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Random House, (1998). A biography of one of the most influential woman in the late 18th century Britain - "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. . . but Georgiana's public success. . . concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. . . For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and uneasy mŽnage ˆ trois, during…

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    New York: Random House, (1998). A biography of one of the most influential woman in the late 18th century Britain - "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. . . but Georgiana's public success. . . concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. . . For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and uneasy mŽnage ˆ 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." Illustrated, chronology, notes, select bibliography, family tree, index. xx. 454 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine (top corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 73667
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  • THE GODS ARE NOT MOCKED. by Taylor, Anna.
    Taylor, Anna.
    THE GODS ARE NOT MOCKED.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1968 (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a historical novel set in 55 B.C., "the year the Romans first attempted to invade Britain, thus bringing into conflict two flourishing but strongly contrasting civilizations; the Romans, socially and politically sophisticated; and the Celtic, homogeneous, tribal and Druidic." Dust jacket praise from Edna O'Brien and Mary Renault. 312 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39940
    View cart More details Price: $16.00