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Georgiana : 1757-1806 : en ädel engelskas uppgång och fall (1998)

av Amanda Foreman

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Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire, one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time. But Georgiana's public success concealed an unhappy marriage, a gambling addiction, drinking, drug-taking, and rampant love affairs with the leading politicians of the day. With penetrating insight, Amanda Foreman reveals a fascinating woman whose struggle against her own weaknesses, whose great beauty and flamboyance, and whose determination to play a part in the affairs of the world make her a vibrant, astonishingly contemporary figure.--From publisher description.… (mer)
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Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and achieved almost as much celebrity in England during the late eighteenth century. She was catapulted to fabulous wealth and fame after she married William Cavendish, fifth Duke of Devonshire, and this biography tells not only her story but also the story of the 1% during Jane Austen’s time.

I was surprised at the prevalence of what I had previously thought of as mostly modern problems, such as drug abuse and gambling addictions (Georgiana suffered from both). There was also plenty of political partisanship and animosity to go around, and Georgiana became politically active, founding one of the most important political salons of her time and canvassing for her favored candidates.

The book draws on numerous primary sources and extensive archival research, which is unsurprising given that Foreman’s dissertation was on Georgiana’s life and times. There was refreshingly little speculation, and I am also glad that Foreman did not fall into the trap of writing revisionary history according to the latest academic fashion.
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  Jennifer708 | Mar 21, 2020 |
Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and achieved almost as much celebrity in England during the late eighteenth century. She was catapulted to fabulous wealth and fame after she married William Cavendish, fifth Duke of Devonshire, and this biography tells not only her story but also the story of the 1% during Jane Austen’s time.

I was surprised at the prevalence of what I had previously thought of as mostly modern problems, such as drug abuse and gambling addictions (Georgiana suffered from both). There was also plenty of political partisanship and animosity to go around, and Georgiana became politically active, founding one of the most important political salons of her time and canvassing for her favored candidates.

The book draws on numerous primary sources and extensive archival research, which is unsurprising given that Foreman’s dissertation was on Georgiana’s life and times. There was refreshingly little speculation, and I am also glad that Foreman did not fall into the trap of writing revisionary history according to the latest academic fashion.
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  Jennifer708 | Mar 21, 2020 |
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  LindaCarmon | Mar 19, 2020 |
Very detailed but sometimes hard to follow the names and dates. A remarkable women with crippling addiction to gambling, Details of Whig politics important but also a bit hard to follow if one is not familiar with the period. Author has interesting thesis, that our knowledge of how women were barred from politics during the Victorian era affects our ability to recognize the influence that women like Georgiana had in an earlier era. Of course those somewhat familiar with the transition know that there was a reaction, not just against participation in politics, but also against the flagrant sexual license of the late 18th century. ( )
  ritaer | Oct 22, 2019 |
A mediocre biography of Georgiana Spencer, who was quite a character in 18th-century England. Her relationships were kind of all over the place, she racked up staggering debts due to a compulsive gambling habit, and yet she was a force on the political scene -- unusual for a woman of her day. Georgiana is a fascinating character, but this book is sadly not a page-turner. My eyes began to glaze over whenever the subject matter turned to political goings-on, and her continued gambling made me desire to pluck them right out of my head -- I'm unable to fathom the vast sums of money frittered away to no benefit! ( )
  ryner | Oct 17, 2018 |
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I know I was handsome...and have always been fashionable, but I do assure you," Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, wrote to her daughter at the end of her life, "our negligence and omissions have been forgiven and we have been loved, more from our being free from airs than from any other circumstance."
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Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire, one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time. But Georgiana's public success concealed an unhappy marriage, a gambling addiction, drinking, drug-taking, and rampant love affairs with the leading politicians of the day. With penetrating insight, Amanda Foreman reveals a fascinating woman whose struggle against her own weaknesses, whose great beauty and flamboyance, and whose determination to play a part in the affairs of the world make her a vibrant, astonishingly contemporary figure.--From publisher description.

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