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Perdita : the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson

Author: Paula Byrne
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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One of the most flamboyant free spirits of the late eighteenth century, darling of the London stage, mistress to the most powerful men in England, feminist thinker, and bestselling author, described by Samuel Taylor Coleridge as "a woman of undoubted genius," Mary Robinson led a life that was marked by reversals of fortune. Abandoned by her merchant father, Mary was married at 15. Her husband landed the couple and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mary Robinson; George, King of Great Britain; George, King of Great Britain; Mary Robinson; Mary (Schriftstellerin) Robinson; König IV ) Georg (Großbritannien
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Byrne
ISBN: 1400061482 9781400061488 0812970799 9780812970791
OCLC Number: 56880286
Description: xviii, 445 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Actress --
"During a tempestuous night" --
A young lady's entrance into the world --
Wales --
Infidelity --
Debtor's prison --
Drury Lane --
A woman in demand --
Celebrity --
Florizel and Perdita --
A very public affair --
The rivals --
Blackmail --
Perdita and Marie Antoinette --
A meeting in the studio --
The priestess of taste --
The ride to Dover --
Politics --
Exile --
Laura Maria --
Opium --
Author --
Nobody --
Radical --
Feminist --
Lyrical tales --
"A small but brilliant circle."
Other Titles: Literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson
Responsibility: Paula Byrne.
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One of the most flamboyant free spirits of the late eighteenth century, darling of the London stage, mistress to the most powerful men in England, feminist thinker, and bestselling author, described by Samuel Taylor Coleridge as "a woman of undoubted genius," Mary Robinson led a life that was marked by reversals of fortune. Abandoned by her merchant father, Mary was married at 15. Her husband landed the couple and their baby in debtors' prison, where she wrote her first book of poetry. On her release, she rose to become one of the London theater's most alluring actresses. The Prince of Wales fell madly in love with her, and she later used his love letters as blackmail. After being struck down by paralysis, apparently following a miscarriage, she remade herself yet again, this time as a popular writer admired by the leading intellectuals of the day.

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