The Resource Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, Amanda Foreman

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, Amanda Foreman

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Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
Title
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Foreman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Traces the life of eighteenth-century British aristocrat Lady Georgiana Spencer
  • Chronicles the life of Lady Georgiana Spencer, the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, discussing her success as a leader of fashionable society and hostess of an important political salon, and looking at her unhappy marriage, gambling addiction, and other less savory details of her private life
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Title
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
Creator
Summary
Amanda Foreman, a Londoner, freelance journalist, and Oxford graduate, presents the captivating story of Lady Georgiana Spencer, the Duchess of Devonshire. In 1774, Georgiana married wealthy aristocrat and fifth duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish. The marriage spoiled immediately, and Georgiana, noted for her style and political involvement, yet limited as a woman by law, dealt with her adulterous and cold husband through secret substance and gambling addictions as well as illicit romances
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Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2000
  • Whitbread Book Award for Biography, 1998.
Biography type
individual biography
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 941.07/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA522.D5
LC item number
F68 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Amanda Foreman
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Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, Amanda Foreman
Label
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, Amanda Foreman
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 1998
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
pt. 1. Debutante. Debutante: 1757-1774 -- Fashion's favourite: 1774-1776 -- The vortex of dissipation: 1776-1778 -- A popular patriot: 1778-1781 -- Introduction to politics: 1780-1782 -- pt. 2. Politics. The newcomer: 1782-1783 -- An unstable coalition: 1783 -- A birth and a death: 1783-1784 -- The Westminster election: 1784 -- Opposition: 1784-1786 -- Queen Bess: 1787 -- Ménage à trois: 1788 -- The regency crisis: 1788-1789 -- pt. 3. Exile. The approaching storm: 1789-1790 -- Exposure: 1790-1791 -- Exile: 1791-1793 -- Return: 1794-1796 -- Interlude: 1796 -- Isolation: 1796-1799 -- pt. 4. Georgiana redux. Georgiana redux: 1800-1801 -- Peace: 1801-1802 -- Power struggles: 1802-1803 -- The doyenne of the Whig party: 1803-1804 -- "The ministry of all the talents": 1804-1806
Control code
ocm44885349
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Extent
xx, 456 pages
Isbn
9780375753831
Lccn
00064579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44885349
  • (Sirsi) a109124
  • (OCoLC)44885349

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