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Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity in Late Eighteenth-Century England

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This book tells the story of the bitter feud between the Duchess of Kingston and the actor, Samuel Foote, which resulted in a pair... Lire la suite
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This book tells the story of the bitter feud between the Duchess of Kingston and the actor, Samuel Foote, which resulted in a pair of scandalous trials in London in the revolutionary year of 1776. Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, the duchess's state trial for bigamy and Foote's criminal trial for attempted sodomy engrossed the attention of Londoners, including George III, Parliament, and the nobility. Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity offers specialists and general readers a meticulously researched and dramatic narrative that relates the fortunes and misfortunes of its protagonists and exposes the social and legal hypocrisies about love, sex, and marriage in the age of George III.

"This book offers an interesting, highly readable, in-depth and complete story of the context and events leading up to the trial of the Duchess of Kingston for bigamy. It benefits from impressive archival scholarship and it brings together many different vaguely familiar events in the late eighteenth century-the Kingston trial, the Foote scandal, the transformation in the meaning of marriage-and shows in considerable and surprising detail their interconnections. This book captures a significant set of cultural events and will certainly have an impact of the study of the cultural politics of the late 18th century." - Laura Rosenthal, Professor of English, University of Maryland



Auteur
MATTHEW J. KINSERVIK is Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA.

Contenu
15 April 1776 Disgracing her Grace The Clandestine Marriage Marriage a la Mode The Siren's Voice Noble Prospects Jactitation of Marriage Exit the Duke Enter the Actor Trial of Bigamy The Proxy War Trial for Attempted Sodomy Exiles I, Libertine

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity in Late Eighteenth-Century England
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781349538546
ISBN: 134953854X
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Palgrave Macmillan US
Genre: Sciences sociales, droit et économie
nombre de pages: 264
Poids: 337g
Taille: H216mm x B140mm x T14mm
Année: 2008
Auflage: 1st ed. 2007

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