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The lives of the English rakes

Author: Fergus Linnane
Publisher: London : Portrait, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rake (n) 'a dissolute man, esp. one in fashionable society; roué'. The English rake strides through the pages of romantic fiction, impossibly handsome, cynical and dangerous, a gambler, a deadly swordsman leaving a trail of broken hearts and slain rivals in his wake. The reality was if anything more intriguing. Some were poets and playwrights of genius including the Earl of Rochester, author of some of the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fergus Linnane
ISBN: 074995096X 9780749950965
OCLC Number: 63186349
Description: x, 342 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Fergus Linnane.
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Charts the exploits the English rake, beginning in the Restoration Era with the hedonistic Charles II and his courtiers, and following the flowering and then decline of the rake during the Victorian  Read more...

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