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The half-mad lord : Thomas Pitt, 2nd Baron Camelford (1775-1804)

Author: Nikolai Tolstoy
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"During the twenty-nine years of his brief life, Thomas Pitt--the notorious Lord Camelford--managed to entangle himself in an amazing succession of exploits. He was rich, titled, and handsome, a superb athlete, and exceedingly restless. His wild travels and career alternately horrified and amused his respectable family and contemporaries. The 'half-mad lord' died in 1804, as violently as he lived, and even after his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tolstoy, Nikolai.
Half-mad lord.
New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979, ©1978
(OCoLC)609198162
Named Person: Thomas Pitt, Baron Camelford; Thomas Pitt, Baron Camelford
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikolai Tolstoy
ISBN: 003047261X 9780030472619
OCLC Number: 4570669
Description: xiv, 239 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 'Wellcome little stranger' ; The caning in Conduit Street ; Blood on the Quayside ; A secret expedition ; The lion tamed : Lord Camelford in love ; Politics and prize-fighters ; Dangers and disguises ; The peer and the pugilist ; A controversial character ; The prisoner in the temple ; A dangerous challenge ; Pistols for two ; Envoi.
Responsibility: Nikolai Tolstoy.

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"During the twenty-nine years of his brief life, Thomas Pitt--the notorious Lord Camelford--managed to entangle himself in an amazing succession of exploits. He was rich, titled, and handsome, a superb athlete, and exceedingly restless. His wild travels and career alternately horrified and amused his respectable family and contemporaries. The 'half-mad lord' died in 1804, as violently as he lived, and even after his death continued to cause scandal and controversy"--Jacket, p. [4].

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