An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England

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Viking, 1999 - History - 317 pages
22 Reviews
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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Review: An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England

User Review  - Kayla Tornello - Goodreads

This book really delves into what life was like for the upper classes in Regency England. The author goes into great detail and includes a wonderful bibliography. I liked that she included snippets ... Read full review

Review: An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England

User Review  - Jes Lyons - Goodreads

This book was an excellent overview of the Regency Period in England. The author profiles some prevalent figures of the time (namely the fifth and sixth Dukes of Devonshire, their wives and mistresses ... 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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About the author (1999)

Murray is a novelist, journalist, and social historian

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