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  - Kellswitch - LibraryThing

If you are like me and your main impression of the Regency Era was based on just the snippets of the works of Jane Austin you had been partially exposed to over the years you will be quite surprised ... Read full review

AN ELEGANT MADNESS: High Society in Regency England

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Glittering and gossipy, an extravagant panorama of the "Age of Scandal". Describing a period where manners were all, morals nothing, and money useful but not essential, novelist and social historian ... 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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