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

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

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Gossipy account of high society in the Regency era.: Serious historians won't find much to peak their interest in this gossip-ladden review of the Regency period, but lay readers will find it an ... Read full review


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Murray is a novelist, journalist, and social historian

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