Georgiana

Georgiana Lady Georgiana Spencer, Nata Nel 1757 Nella Campagna A Nord Di Londra, Moglie Del Quinto Duca Del Devonshire E Antenata Di Lady Diana, Anim I Salotti Della Societ Inglese Ed Europea Del Suo Tempo Protesse Le Arti, Scrisse Romanzi, Aliment Un Epistolario Sorprendente Per Brio E Acutezza, Si Dilett Di Scienza Una Vita Non Idilliaca Per , Segnata Da Un Torbido M Nage Trois Con Il Duca E L Amica E Forse Amante Di Lei , Lady Elizabeth Foster, E Da Una Rovinosa Dipendenza Da Alcol, Droghe E Gioco D Azzardo.Amanda Foreman, In Una Biografia Che Anche Un Affresco Della Vita Aristocratica Dell Inghilterra Settecentesca, Ripercorre La Storia Di Una Donna Cos Immersa Nella Sua Epoca Eppure Estremamente Moderna. A pretty girl from a titled, extremely wealthy family is sold off to an older man with an evenaristocratic title and loadsmoney as a brood mare She is told he loves her, what 17 year old wouldn t believe that It isn t true, he just wants a mother for his future son and heir.As she grows a littlemature she discovers twin passions fashion and politics, which being a woman, she can only comment on, not vote or act herself Combining those into a glittering salon for the wealth A pretty girl from a titled, extremely wealthy family is sold off to an older man with an evenaristocratic title and loadsmoney as a brood mare She is told he loves her, what 17 year old wouldn t believe that It isn t true, he just wants a mother for his future son and heir.As she grows a littlemature she discovers twin passions fashion and politics, which being a woman, she can only comment on, not vote or act herself Combining those into a glittering salon for the wealthy, well connected and appreciative gives her a measure of fulfillment Not just fulfillment but solace too as her cold husband adds disdain to his list of unlovely qualities when she produces two daughters and no sons In time she does have a son, this gains her a monetary reward from the Duke, as if she needed it.She befriends a woman whose adultery has caused her husband to throw her out and keep the children The woman is destitute and has now
Do you recognise this person A shy English teenager, she blossomed after she was catapulted to fame by marrying an older, wealthier man Although she had been born into a rich and influential family, her husband came from an evenprestigious family After her marriage, she became universally adored a trendsetting fashion icon, who turned heads whenever she entered a room Everything she did, said and wore became news.Yet her confident public persona hid a multitude of personal troubles He Do you recognise this person A shy English teenager, she blossomed after she was catapulted to fame by marrying an older, wealthier man Although she had been born into a rich and influential family, her husband came from an evenprestigious family After her marriage, she became universally adored a trendsetting fashion icon, who turned heads whenever she entered a room Everything she did, said and wore became news.Yet her confident public persona hid a multitude of personal troubles Her self esteem became so low that she endured periods of loneliness and depression, and was occasionally subject to cycles of starvation and binge eating She was a
This was a book, that I would like to have loved, but ultimately, it did not cut the mustard, pass the port, or lead in the quadrille The bac story to Foreman s research is fantastic she was studying 18th century British politics and was taught that the involvement of women like the Duchess of Devonshire was basically just eye candy for the voters, but she found out that Georgiana for the Whigs and later the Duchess o
One of the 5 reads I managed to gobble down in my last semester of grad school in between internships at Hachette and dissertation writing Loved this read Non fiction isn t typically my go to drug of choice,
For those of us who love to read, hearing about an exciting movie adaptation makes us want to read the book We, the few and the proud, will sit on our literary high horses and wait to finish the book even if it means the movie is no longer in theaters I am one such reader and this is one such book I saw a preview and was immediately drawn in, but as soon as I realized it was based upon a prize winning biography, I immediately ordered a copy I had high expectations, which I am glad to report For those of us who love to read, hearing about an exciting movie adaptation makes us want to read the book We, the few and the proud, will sit on our literary high horses and wait to finish the book even if it means the movie is no longer in theaters I am one such reader and this is one such book I saw a preview and was immediately drawn in, but as soon as I realized it was based upon a prize winning biography, I immediately ordered a copy I had high expectations, which I am glad to report were not disappointed Foreman admits to readers in her preface that during h
The separate spheres view of life in the 18th century in particular was probably necessary in order to shift perceptions of what was important to dig out of attics and archives and study The focus has usually been the eternal rehashings of king prime minister Parliamentiary carousels, or economic development Marxist scholars Until Braudel and his French quantifiers started looking at cemetery stones and baptismal records and counting up demographics, no one paid much attention to what the f The separate spheres view of life in the 18th century in particular was probably necessary in order to shift perceptions of what was important to dig out of attics and archives and study The focus has usually been the eternal rehashings of king prime minister Parliamentiary carousels, or economic development Marxist scholars Until Braudel and his French quantifiers started looking at cemetery stones and baptismal records and counting up demographics, no one paid much attention to what the female half of the population was doing Then
Beautiful, passionate, but lost That story didn t have a happy ending in the 18th century, either This story is rather depressing at times, but vastly amusing and interesting otherwise To say this woman led a fascinating life is an understatement She did ridiciulous, stupid things, and the author is a little bit overly tolerant of these mistakes She said herself she s in love with Georgiana a little So you have to take the somewhat rosy picture of Georgiana s character being painted with Beautiful, passionate, but lost That story didn t have a
The title of the biography and the jacket blurb would lead one to believe that Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire is about Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire But I think the biography was less about Gerogiana andabout the politics in Georgiana s time I realize that Georgiana was very involved in the Whig party, but the book as a whole droned on and on about England s political scene.And while I personally find politics fascinating,
A fantastic, in depth look at a classy lady I enjoyed this a lot A great book This book really took me by surprise It s not candycoated historical fiction, it is a really exacting portrayal of Georgiana The author has tons of interesting quotes and footnotes, and relies soley on facts to paint a RICH portrait of the french revolution, the whig party etc REALLY GOOD fun fact I learned from this book apparently, while giviing toasts during the men only portions of fancy dinners, engl

[Epub] ❦ Georgiana  By Amanda Foreman – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 590 pages
  • Georgiana
  • Amanda Foreman
  • Italian
  • 09 June 2019
  • 8817025615