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The Resource Privilege and scandal : the remarkable life of Harriet Spencer, sister of Georgiana, Janet Gleeson

Privilege and scandal : the remarkable life of Harriet Spencer, sister of Georgiana, Janet Gleeson

Label
Privilege and scandal : the remarkable life of Harriet Spencer, sister of Georgiana
Title
Privilege and scandal
Title remainder
the remarkable life of Harriet Spencer, sister of Georgiana
Statement of responsibility
Janet Gleeson
Title variation
Remarkable life of Harriet Spencer, sister of Georgiana
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first biography of Lady Harriet Spencer, ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales, and devoted sister of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Harriet Spencer was one of the most glamorous, influential, and notorious aristocrats of the Regency period. Intelligent, attractive, and eager to please, at nineteen she married an aloof, distant relative; the only trait they shared was an unhealthy love of gambling. Harriet began a series of illicit dalliances, including one with the playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Then she met Lord Granville Leveson Gower, handsome and twelve years her junior. Their years-long affair resulted in the birth of two children, and concealing both pregnancies from her husband required great skill. Harriet was an eyewitness to the French Revolution; traveled through war-torn Europe during the time of Napoleon; quarreled with Byron when he pursued her daughter; and became one of the leading female political activists of her day.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gleeson, Janet
Dewey number
  • 942.07/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA522.B4
LC item number
G54 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bessborough, Henrietta Frances Spencer Ponsonby
  • Granville, Granville Leveson Gower
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Nobility
  • Gower family
Label
Privilege and scandal : the remarkable life of Harriet Spencer, sister of Georgiana, Janet Gleeson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip075/2006039186.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-398) and index
Control code
ocm76828884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 419 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307381972
Lccn
2006039186
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a270805
  • (OCoLC)76828884
Label
Privilege and scandal : the remarkable life of Harriet Spencer, sister of Georgiana, Janet Gleeson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip075/2006039186.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-398) and index
Control code
ocm76828884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 419 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307381972
Lccn
2006039186
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a270805
  • (OCoLC)76828884

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