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A Scandalous Life: The Biography of Jane Digby

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From the acclaimed biographer of The Sisters, the story of one of the most remarkable women of the 19th century, who traveled far and wide on a quest for true love
 
Produced from Jane Digby's diaries, this sympathetic and dramatic portrait of a rare woman explores a fascinating glimpse into the centuries-old Bedouin tradition that is now almost lost. A celebrated aristocratic beauty, Jane Digby married Lord Ellenborough at 17. Their divorce a few years later was one of England's most scandalous at that time. In her quest for passionate fulfillment she had lovers which included an Austrian prince, King Ludwig I of Bavaria, and a Greek count whose infidelities drove her to travel Eastern Asia. In Syria, she found the love of her life, a Bedouin nobleman, Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab, who was 20 years her junior. During the remainder of her life she adopted for six months of each year the exotic but uniquely harsh existence of a desert nomad living in the famous black goathair tents of Arabia; the remaining months she spent in the splendid palace she built for herself and Medjuel in Damascus. As wife to the Sheikh and mother to his tribe this passionate woman found not only genuine fulfillment but further adventures, all of which she committed each year to her diary.

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An aristocatic beauty, Jane Digby's divorce from Lord Ellenborough was one of England's most scandalous at that time. Her subsequent lovers included a prince and King Ludwig I of Bavaria before she found the love of her life, Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab, a Bedouin nobleman 20 years her junior.

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Paperback edition of Lovell's enthralling biography of Jane Digby. The diaries document her aristocratic life, an unsuccessful marriage at the age of seventeen, and a succession of lovers. Digby finally found happiness with a Bedouin nobleman in Syria, twenty years her junior. "A compelling narrative...Jane Digby's sins make a wonderfully good read." "Sunday Telegraph".

About the Author

Mary S. Lovell is the author of Bess of Hardwick, The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family, and The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781857024692
Author:
LOVELL, MARY S.
Publisher:
Fourth Estate (GB)
Author:
Digby, Jane
Location:
London
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography and True Stories / Biography: general
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Modern period, c. 1500 onwards / c. 1800 to c. 1900
Subject:
Jane Digby
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY and AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
19th century, c 1800 to c 1899
Copyright:
Edition Description:
(Reissue)
Publication Date:
October 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
(16 page section)
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
197 x 130 mm

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Product details 384 pages Fourth Estate - English 9781857024692 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An aristocatic beauty, Jane Digby's divorce from Lord Ellenborough was one of England's most scandalous at that time. Her subsequent lovers included a prince and King Ludwig I of Bavaria before she found the love of her life, Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab, a Bedouin nobleman 20 years her junior.
"Synopsis" by , Paperback edition of Lovell's enthralling biography of Jane Digby. The diaries document her aristocratic life, an unsuccessful marriage at the age of seventeen, and a succession of lovers. Digby finally found happiness with a Bedouin nobleman in Syria, twenty years her junior. "A compelling narrative...Jane Digby's sins make a wonderfully good read." "Sunday Telegraph".
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