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ISBN13: 9780812979695
ISBN10: 0812979699
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

Now a major motion picture starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes

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 Englands richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time. But Georgianas 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.

Synopsis:

Winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize, Foreman's bestselling work--soon to be a major motion picture starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes--is a penetrating, marvelously written account of Lady Georgiana Spencer. Two 8-page b&w photo inserts.

Synopsis:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

Now a major motion picture starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes

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 Englands richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time. But Georgianas 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.

About the Author

Amanda Foreman, born in London in 1968, was educated at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, and Oxford University, where she received a Ph.D. in history. A freelance journalist and until recently a researcher at Oxford, she has, since the immensely successful publication of Georgiana in the United Kingdom, made numerous television and radio appearances there, including the presentation of a Channel 4 documentary on the life of her subject. The Duchess (originally published as Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire) is her first book. She lives in New York City and London.

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murrayr2388, November 9, 2009 (view all comments by murrayr2388)
I would give this book a 3.5. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I have suggested it to several people. Although, Foreman seemed to lose track of where she was going at certain points which I felt was due to her desire to cover the most that she could of her topics. However, it was a good read and covered this amazing woman, making her very connectable to her audience. If you want a book that allows you to look into the world of The Duchess.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812979695
Author:
Foreman, Amanda
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
History
Subject:
Nobility
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Great Britain - History - George III, 1760-
Subject:
Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer Cavendish,
Subject:
Biography-Royalty
Subject:
biography;history;non-fiction;18th century;england;women;aristocracy;british history;british;politics;britain;duchess of devonshire;great britain;royalty;fiction;regency;devonshire;bio;english history;nobility;historical;english;social history;chatsworth;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 8-PP B/W PHOTO SECTIONS 8-PP COLOR INS
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.06x5.14x1.15 in. .83 lbs.

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Product details 512 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812979695 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize, Foreman's bestselling work--soon to be a major motion picture starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes--is a penetrating, marvelously written account of Lady Georgiana Spencer. Two 8-page b&w photo inserts.
"Synopsis" by , A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

Now a major motion picture starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes

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 Englands richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time. But Georgianas 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.

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