An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England: A Social Hist

3.83 avg rating
( 611 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140282962: An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England: A Social Hist
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Regency period was one of the most turbulent ages in British history, one that spanned the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, that witnessed unprecedented industrial progress, artistic accomplishment, and violent social unrest and--paradoxically--the most sparkling social scene English high society has ever enjoyed. Under the influence of the obese, loose-moraled Prince of Wales (to whom Jane Austen dedicated Emma), the Regency was the apex of British decadence, an era of lavish parties and relentless bed-hopping that set a standard for elegance and vulgarity. With wit and lively style, Venetia Murray chronicles the scandals, courtships, and daily life of these aristocrats, and evokes the tempestuous times of the early industrial and French revolutions. Sumptuously illustrated with rare contemporary cartoons, prints, diaries, and caricatures, An Elegant Madness is a book readers of social history and historical romance alike will devour.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Elegant Madness: A Social Hist Rakes and dandies, duchesses and courtesans, pugilists and patrons whirl through this dazzling and definitive history of Great Britain's most decadent era. of rare contemporary cartoons, prints, and caricatures. Full description

From the Back Cover:

THE REGENCY was one of the most romantic and turbulent ages in British history. Spanning the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, it was an era that witnessed unprecedented industrial progress, artistic accomplishment, violent social unrest, and -- paradoxically -- the most sparkling social scene English high society has ever enjoyed. Under the influence of the excessively fat, loose-moraled Prince of Wales (to whom Jane Austen dedicated Emma), the Regency became the very apex of British decadence. It was a time of lavish parties, ferocious gossip, relentless bed-hopping, and notorious gambling that set a standard for elegance and vulgarity. Venetia Murray uses original material from the archives at Windsor including dozens of contemporary accounts, diaries, letters, memoirs, and menus, as well as rare cartoons and prints, to evoke the period in vivid, delicious detail. At the same time she provides a subtle, smart analysis of the political and economic undercurrents of the social whirl. With many frothy pleasures and unexpected bite, An Elegant Madness is a book that readers will want to devour.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Venetia Murray
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0140282963 ISBN 13: 9780140282962
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780140282962

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Venetia Murray
Published by Penguin Publishing Group 2000-03-01, New York (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140282963 ISBN 13: 9780140282962
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Publishing Group 2000-03-01, New York, 2000. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780140282962

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Venetia Murray
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140282963 ISBN 13: 9780140282962
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780140282962

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Venetia Murray
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140282963 ISBN 13: 9780140282962
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Regency period was one of the most turbulent ages in British history, one that spanned the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, that witnessed unprecedented industrial progress, artistic accomplishment, and violent social unrest and--paradoxically--the most sparkling social scene English high society has ever enjoyed. Under the influence of the obese, loose-moraled Prince of Wales (to whom Jane Austen dedicated Emma), the Regency was the apex of British decadence, an era of lavish parties and relentless bed-hopping that set a standard for elegance and vulgarity. With wit and lively style, Venetia Murray chronicles the scandals, courtships, and daily life of these aristocrats, and evokes the tempestuous times of the early industrial and French revolutions. Sumptuously illustrated with rare contemporary cartoons, prints, diaries, and caricatures, An Elegant Madness is a book readers of social history and historical romance alike will devour. Seller Inventory # AAS9780140282962

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Venetia Murray
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140282963 ISBN 13: 9780140282962
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Regency period was one of the most turbulent ages in British history, one that spanned the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, that witnessed unprecedented industrial progress, artistic accomplishment, and violent social unrest and--paradoxically--the most sparkling social scene English high society has ever enjoyed. Under the influence of the obese, loose-moraled Prince of Wales (to whom Jane Austen dedicated Emma), the Regency was the apex of British decadence, an era of lavish parties and relentless bed-hopping that set a standard for elegance and vulgarity. With wit and lively style, Venetia Murray chronicles the scandals, courtships, and daily life of these aristocrats, and evokes the tempestuous times of the early industrial and French revolutions. Sumptuously illustrated with rare contemporary cartoons, prints, diaries, and caricatures, An Elegant Madness is a book readers of social history and historical romance alike will devour. Seller Inventory # AAS9780140282962

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Venetia Murray
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140282963 ISBN 13: 9780140282962
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The Regency period was one of the most turbulent ages in British history, one that spanned the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, that witnessed unprecedented industrial progress, artistic accomplishment, and violent social unrest and--paradoxically--the most sparkling social scene English high society has ever enjoyed. Under the influence of the obese, loose-moraled Prince of Wales (to whom Jane Austen dedicated Emma), the Regency was the apex of British decadence, an era of lavish parties and relentless bed-hopping that set a standard for elegance and vulgarity. With wit and lively style, Venetia Murray chronicles the scandals, courtships, and daily life of these aristocrats, and evokes the tempestuous times of the early industrial and French revolutions. Sumptuously illustrated with rare contemporary cartoons, prints, diaries, and caricatures, An Elegant Madness is a book readers of social history and historical romance alike will devour. Seller Inventory # BTE9780140282962

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Murray, Venetia
ISBN 10: 0140282963 ISBN 13: 9780140282962
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VP-9780140282962

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.79
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Murray, Venetia
ISBN 10: 0140282963 ISBN 13: 9780140282962
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780140282962

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.79
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Venetia Murray
Published by Penguin (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140282963 ISBN 13: 9780140282962
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2000. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TH9780140282962

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.63
From Germany to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Murray, Venetia (Author)
Published by Penguin Books (2000)
ISBN 10: 0140282963 ISBN 13: 9780140282962
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2000. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. third printing edition. 352 pages. 7.75x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # z-0140282963

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book