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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An elegant madness: high society in Regency England

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Murray (Castle Howard: The Life and Times of a Stately Home. o.p.) writes a solidly researched summary of the aristocracy of Regency England, which she dates from the French Revolution to the coming ... Read full review

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I looked everywhere for it after I learned of its existance, and then waited for it to be shipped to me from parts unknown. This book is a very fun look at the sordid lives of the upper-est of upper ... Read full review


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Murray is a novelist, journalist, and social historian

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