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The profligate son : or, A true story of family conflict, fashionable vice, and financial ruin in Regency Britain

Author: Nicola Phillips
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A historian pieces together the story of a philandering, Georgian fop, William Jackson, who used his father's money and position with the East India Company to party in brothels and con tradesmen before ending up in an Australian penal colony.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Jackson; William Jackson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Phillips
ISBN: 9780465008926 0465008925 9780465037742 0465037747
OCLC Number: 225874943
Description: xix, 332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: the profligate heir --
The sins of the father --
An improper education --
Lessons in love and life in London --
An officer and a gentleman --
Boarding the fleet --
To the brink of destruction --
A mansion of misery --
Cheltenham and Gloucester unmasked --
Retribution --
A contagious distemper --
Of gentlemen and convicts --
Ruined suitors.
Other Titles: True story of family conflict, fashionable vice, and financial ruin in Regency Britain
Responsibility: Nicola Phillips.

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Based on an extraordinary discovery in a dusty archive, a shocking, bawdy, and tragic tale of ambition and profligacy in Georgian England.  Read more...

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