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Mistress of the Elgin Marbles: A Biography of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin

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The remarkable Mary Nisbet was the Countess of Elgin in Romantic-era Scotland and the wife of the seventh Earl of Elgin. When Mary accompanied her husband to diplomatic duty in Turkey, she changed history. She helped bring the smallpox vaccine to the Middle East, struck a seemingly impossible deal with Napoleon, and arranged the removal of famous marbles from the Parthenon. But all of her accomplishments would be overshadowed, however, by her scandalous divorce. Drawing from Mary's own letters, scholar Susan Nagel tells Mary's enthralling, inspiring, and suspenseful story in vibrant detail.

About the Author

Susan Nagel is the author of a critically acclaimed book on the novels of Jean Giraudoux. She has written for the stage, the screen, scholarly journals, the Gannett newspaper chain, and Town & Country. A professor in the humanities department of Marymount Manhattan College, she lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060545550
Author:
Nagel, Susan
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Genery series and books for both adults and tweens/teens have included multiple #1 <i>New York Times</i>bestsellers and have sold over fifteen million copies worldwide. Her Princess Diaries series has been published in more than thirty-eight countries and
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.26x6.30x.82 in. .63 lbs.

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