Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire

ISBN-10: 0375753834
ISBN-13: 9780375753831
Edition: 2001
Authors: Amanda Foreman
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.12" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122

A rich and dazzling collection of essays from the most provocative brilliant literary critic of his generation.

Amanda Foreman was born in London in 1968. She is the daughter of the late Hollywood film maker Carl Foreman (High Noon, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Guns of Navarone).Her early years were spent shuttling between home in Los Angeles and school in Dorset. Her first book, 'Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire' won the 1998 Whitbread Biography of the year Award.A self-confessed Trekkie, when not at work she is either cooking, surfing the net, or catching up on the latest sci-fi.

Introduction
A Note on Eighteenth-Century Politics
Chronology
Family Trees of Spencers and Cavendishes
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
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
Menage a Trois: 1788
The Regency Crisis: 1788-1789
Exile
The Approaching Storm: 1789-1790
Exposure: 1790-1791
Exile: 1791-1793
Return: 1794-1796
Interlude: 1796
Isolation: 1796-1799
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
Epilogue
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
Reading Group Guide

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