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Title The Duchess / Amanda Foreman.
Author Foreman, Amanda, 1968- author.
Publication New York : Random House Audio, 2016.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (15 hr., 36 min., 15 sec.)) : digital
Time 153615
Description digital
audio file rda
Call # eAUDIO
Performer Read by Wanda McCaddon.
Summary A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKNow a major motion picture starring Keira Knightley and Ralph FiennesLady 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.
Note Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed April 26, 2016).
Subject Cavendish, Georgiana Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire, 1757-1806.
Devonshire, William Cavendish, Duke of, 1748-1811 -- Marriage.
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Women politicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1789-1820.
Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820 -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Addl. Author McCaddon, Wanda, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9781524708443 electronic audio bk.
1524708445 electronic audio bk.

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