An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England

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Viking, 1999 - History - 317 pages
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Against a backdrop of artistic triumphs and industrial progress, working-class riots and the twenty-year war with France, Venetia Murray's sparkling narrative is lavishly illustrated through rare contemporary cartoons, prints, diaries, and caricatures -- some newly discovered and never before reproduced. An Elegant Madness is a book of airy delights and surprising depths that reveals a fabled age in all its varied splendor.

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User Review  - Katie Baehler - Goodreads

I liked the information this book had to offer, but I think it would have helped immensely to have additional clarification on some historical events mentioned, people etc. I knew a little going in ... Read full review

Contents

Bucks Beaux and Pinks of the Ton
24
The Seventh Heaven of the Fashionable World
48
The Cost of Living
66
Copyright

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Murray is a novelist, journalist, and social historian

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