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The duchess

Author: Amanda Foreman
Publisher: Random House, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows the turbulent life of the young noblewoman who became the style icon of late eighteenth-century England.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Georgiana Spencer Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire; William Cavendish Devonshire, Duke of; Georgiana Spencer Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire; William Cavendish Devonshire, Duke of
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Foreman
ISBN: 0375502947 9780375502941 9780812979695 0812979699 9780007285754 0007285752 9780006550167 0006550169
OCLC Number: 671268593
Notes: Originally published: as Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. London: HarperCollins, 1998.
Awards: Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 1998
Winner of Whitbread Prize (Biography) 1998
Description: 456 pages
Other Titles: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
Responsibility: Amanda Foreman.

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A tale of decadence and excess, great houses and wild parties, love and sexual intrigue, this biography of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, casts an astonishing new light on the nobility of  Read more...

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