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The Duchess

ISBN 9780007285754
REGISTERED: 12/09/17
UPDATED: 05/07/21
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, was one of the most flamboyant and influential women of the eighteenth century

  • The Duchess available on March 16 2018 from Indigo for 17.95
  • ISBN bar code 9780007285754 ξ2 registered March 16 2018
  • ISBN bar code 9780007285754 ξ1 registered February 01 2015
  • Product category is Book
  • Manufacturered by UK General Books

  • # 978000728575
  • # TT00137169B

  • Product weight is 0.75 lbs.
The great-great-great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, she was variously a compulsive gambler, a political savante and operator of the highest order, a drug addict, an adulteress and the darling of the common people.This authoritative, utterly absorbing book presents a mesmerizing picture of a fascinating world of political and sexual intrigues, grand houses, huge parties, glamour and great wealth - always on the edge of being squandered by the excesses and scandals of individuals.THE DUCHESS is the story of an extraordinary woman who rose to fame by staying true to her passions in a world of protocol, gossip and social rules - and paid the price.Georgiana''s extraordinary life has now been made into a major film - starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes - which is due for release on Boxing Day 2009.

    ^ The Duchess, UK General Books. Amazon. (revised Feb 2015)
    ^ The Duchess Indigo. (revised Mar 2018)

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This is much richer fare than the film adaptation of the book, which I saw before reading the book. The author does a remarkable job of creating a woman of flesh and blood out of all the documents and correspondence that she had to sift through and read in order to compile this eminently readable biography of a prominent and influential eighteenth century woman. It was like looking into another time and place.The author paints a vivid three dimensional portrait of Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire, with ..
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