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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Review: An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England

User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

Decent overview of the history and cultural habits of the Regency period. The organization of the book was a bit hard to follow - for example, a chapter about country houses wandered around between ... Read full review

Review: An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England

User Review  - Stephanie Molnar - Goodreads

Enlightening, interesting, and well documented. Read full review

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The Seventh Heaven of the Fashionable World
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The Cost of Living
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