A tale of decadence and excess, great houses and wild parties, love and sexual intrigue, this biography of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, casts an astonishing new light on the nobility of eighteenth-century England.
Blackwell North Amer
Beautiful, glamorous and charismatic, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, was an icon of her age; she was also a compulsive gambler, an influential political operator, a drug addict, a doting mother and an adulteress.
In a world of decadence and excess, of great houses, extravagant parties and sexual intrigue, Georgiana, like her descendant, Diana, Princess of Wales, was publicly adored but personally troubled. From her complex menage a trois with her husband and best friend to her vast gambling debts; from her adoration of her children to her passionate but doomed love for Earl Grey, she was a fascinating, contradictory woman whose story still resonates today.
New York, NY : Harper Perennial, 1998
463 p ; cm