Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
An Elegant Madness High Society in Regency England cover
  • ISBN: 9780140282962
  • ISBN10: 0140282963

An Elegant Madness High Society in Regency England

by Venetia Murray

  • List Price: $17.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 03/01/2000
used Add to Cart $1.99
You save: 88%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $10.75
You save: 37%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description
The Regency period was one of the most turbulent ages in British history, one that spanned the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, that witnessed unprecedented industrial progress, artistic accomplishment, and violent social unrest and -- paradoxically -- the most sparkling social scene English high society has ever enjoyed. Under the influence of the obese, loose-moraled Prince of Wales (to whom Jane Austen dedicated Emma), the Regency was the apex of British decadence, an era of lavish parties and relentless bed-hopping that set a standard for elegance and vulgarity. With wit and lively style, Venetia Murray chronicles the scandals, courtships, and daily life of these aristocrats, and evokes the tempestuous times of the early industrial and French revolutions. Sumptuously illustrated with rare contemporary cartoons, prints, diaries, and caricatures, An Elegant Madness is a book readers of social history and historical romance alike will devour.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
kellydch

Location: Kennebunkport, ME
Ask seller a question
Good
All the important parts have already been neatly marked for you with helpful notations.
$1.99
BookCellarNH

Location: Nashua, NH
Ask seller a question
Very Good
Great used condition. A portion of your purchase of this book will be
[...]
$3.50
WonderBook

Location: Frederick, MD
Ask seller a question
Good
Good condition.
$5.79