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Eminent Victorians (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Eminent Victorians (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
by Lytton Strachey
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In this biography, Strachey exposes the self-seeking ambitions of Cardinal Manning and the manipulative, neurotic Florence Nightingale; and in his essays on Dr Arnold and General Gordon, he looks at the public-school system and the whole structure of... (read more)

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The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence
The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence
by David Bromwich
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David Bromwich's portrait of statesman Edmund Burke (1729-1797) is the first biography to attend to the complexity of Burke's thought as it emerges in both the major writings and private correspondence. The public and private writings cannot be easily... (read more)

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The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
by Jane Ridley
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This richly entertaining biography chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria’s firstborn son, the quintessential black sheep of Buckingham Palace, who matured into as wise and effective a monarch as Britain has ever seen. Granted unprecedented... (read more)

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Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832
Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832
by Antonia Fraser
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Antonia Frasers Perilous Question is a dazzling re-creation of the tempestuous two-year period in Britains history leading up to the passing of the Great Reform Bill in 1832, a narrative which at times reads like a political thriller. The era, beginning... (read more)

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Queen Victoria's Little Wars
Queen Victoria's Little Wars
by Byron Farwell
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From 1837 to 1901, in Asia, China, Canada, Africa, and elsewhere, military expedition were constantly being undertaken to protect resident Britons or British interests, to extend a frontier, to repel an attack, avenge an insult, or suppress a mutiny or... (read more)

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How To Create the Perfect Wife (13 Edition)
How To Create the Perfect Wife (13 Edition)
by Wendy Moore
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Thomas Day, an 18th-century British writer and radical, knew exactly the sort of woman he wanted to marry. Pure and virginal like an English country maid yet tough and hardy like a Spartan heroine, she would live with him in an isolated cottage... (read more)

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A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy
A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy
by Helen Rappaport
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As she did in her critically acclaimed The Last Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary feel to the story of this royal marriage and of the queens obsessive love for her husband - a story that began as fairy tale and ended... (read more)

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Edmund Burke: The First Conservative
Edmund Burke: The First Conservative
by Jesse Norman
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Edmund Burke is both the greatest and the most underrated political thinker of the past three hundred years. A brilliant 18th-century Irish philosopher and statesman, Burke was a fierce champion of human rights and the Anglo-American constitutional... (read more)

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Letters Concerning the English Nation (Oxford World's Classics)
Letters Concerning the English Nation (Oxford World's Classics)
by Voltaire
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Inspired by Voltaire's two-year stay in England (1726-8), this is one of the key works of the Enlightenment. His controversial pronouncements on politics, philosophy, religion, and literature have placed the Letters among the great Augustan satires... (read more)

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Queen on Trial
Queen on Trial
by E.a. Smith
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A compelling account of the trial of Queen Caroline, one of the most scandalous episodes in royal history. The book includes contemporary diaries, newspapers and letters as well as some of the scurrilous cartoons of the time lampooning both parties.... (read more)

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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy
Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy
by Paul Thomas Murphy
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During Queen Victoria’s 64-year reign, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life. Murphy follows each would-be assassin and the repercussions of their actions, illuminating daily life in Victorian England, the development of the monarchy... (read more)

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The Duchess
The Duchess
by Amanda Foreman
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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... (read more)

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Perdita: The Literary, Theatrical, Scandalous Life of Mary Robinson
Perdita: The Literary, Theatrical, Scandalous Life of Mary Robinson
by Paula Byrne
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This thoroughly engaging and richly researched book presents a compelling portrait of Mary Robinson–darling of the London stage, mistress to the most powerful men in England, feminist thinker, and bestselling author, described by Samuel Taylor... (read more)

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Wellington: A Personal History
Wellington: A Personal History
by Christopher Hibbert
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A brilliant general, remembered most for his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, Wellington was also a politician of commanding presence. Elected Prime Minister in 1827, he was an influential adviser to kings and queens, and became deeply involved in all the... (read more)

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Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire (Modern Library)
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire (Modern Library)
by Amanda Foreman
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The winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers a rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British aristocracy and the intimate story of a woman who for a time... (read more)

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Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Life in Victorian England
Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Life in Victorian England
by Judith Flanders
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The Victorian age is much closer to us in time than we might believe. Yet at that time, in the most technologically advanced nation in the world, people buried meat in fresh earth to prevent mold forming and wrung sheets out in boiling water with their... (read more)

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Victoria's Daughters
Victoria's Daughters
by Jerrold Packard
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Five women who shared one of the most extraordinary and privileged sisterhoods of all time... Vicky, Alice, Helena, Louise, and Beatrice were historically unique sisters, born to a sovereign who ruled over a quarter of the earth's people and who gave her... (read more)

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The Houses of Hanover and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Royal History of England)
The Houses of Hanover and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Royal History of England)
by Antonia Fraser
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Each of these lavishly illustrated books serves up a brief and manageable portion of the Fraser-edited and much-touted Lives of the Kings and Queens of England. A set of six jewels for Fraser's crown.... (read more)

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Duke
Duke
by Philip Guedalla
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This classic study of the Duke of Wellington, from the struggle against Napoleon to the post-war attempt to build a new Europe, was widely read by Britain's leaders in World War II. Guedalla's excellent account is particularly noted for his coverage of... (read more)

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Recollections of the Late William Beckford of Fonthill, Wilts and Lansdown, Bath (Dodo Press)
Recollections of the Late William Beckford of Fonthill, Wilts and Lansdown, Bath (Dodo Press)
by Henry Venn Lansdown
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William Thomas Beckford (1760-1844) was an English novelist, art critic, travel writer and politician. Having studied under Sir William Chambers and Alexander Cozens, he travelled to Italy in 1782 and promptly wrote a book on the subject: Dreams, Waking... (read more)

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