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The Resource The duchess, Amanda Foreman, (electronic resource)

The duchess, Amanda Foreman, (electronic resource)

Label
The duchess
Title
The duchess
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Foreman
Title variation
Duchess
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.--From publisher description
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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
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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155294
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
  • 941.07092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The duchess, Amanda Foreman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=59A10E6E-5A1D-4803-9511-1CF3D8F9B9C8
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published ... as Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire in 1998"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn297924255
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Random House Trade pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 456 p., [24] p. of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812993912
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.).
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
59A10E6E-5A1D-4803-9511-1CF3D8F9B9C8
System control number
(OCoLC)297924255
Label
The duchess, Amanda Foreman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=59A10E6E-5A1D-4803-9511-1CF3D8F9B9C8
Publication
Note
"Originally published ... as Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire in 1998"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn297924255
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Random House Trade pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 456 p., [24] p. of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812993912
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.).
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
59A10E6E-5A1D-4803-9511-1CF3D8F9B9C8
System control number
(OCoLC)297924255

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