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Author Murray, Venetia
Title An elegant madness : high society in Regency England / Venetia Murray
Imprint New York : Penguin Books, 2000
book jacket
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Descript xvii, 316 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Note Originally published as: High society : a social history of the Regency Period, 1788-1830. London : Penguin Books, c1998
"First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin ... 1999"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-295) and index
An impolite society -- Bucks, beaux and 'Pinks of the ton' -- 'The seventh heaven of the fashionable world' -- Relative values : the cost of living -- London : the most prosperous city in Europe -- From the seaside resorts to the northern meeting -- 'A mistress had a better deal than a wife' -- Clubs and taverns : gambling and gluttony -- The age of indulgence -- The pursuit of pleasure -- Charades and epigrams : the country house -- Fashion, manners and mores : the new liberalism -- On the eve of reform
Subject England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- History -- 19th century
Elite (Social sciences) -- England -- History -- 19th century
Upper class -- England -- History -- 19th century
Nobility -- England -- History -- 19th century
Gentry -- England -- History -- 19th century
Regency -- England
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