Scandalous Society: Passion and Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century (2020)

Scandalous Society: Passion and Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century Nick Foulkes Scandalous Society Passion and Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century From his first appearance in London in until his death in Paris in Count D Orsay dominated and scandalised the whole of European society For three decades he was the ultimate arbiter in mat
  • Title: Scandalous Society: Passion and Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century
  • Author: Nick Foulkes
  • ISBN: 9780349115474
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
Scandalous Society: Passion and Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century Nick Foulkes From his first appearance in London in 1821 until his death in Paris in 1852, Count D Orsay dominated and scandalised the whole of European society For three decades he was the ultimate arbiter in matters of taste and style what D Orsay wore today, society would wear tomorrow what he ate, his sayings, his beliefs and manners were copied by the Establishment in both ParFrom his first appearance in London in 1821 until his death in Paris in 1852, Count D Orsay dominated and scandalised the whole of European society For three decades he was the ultimate arbiter in matters of taste and style what D Orsay wore today, society would wear tomorrow what he ate, his sayings, his beliefs and manners were copied by the Establishment in both Paris and London Simultaneously he enthralled Society with the thirty year soap opera of his relationship with Lady Blessington whose daughter he married and with whose husband he was suspected of having had an affair Bisexual, flamboyant, outrageous, D Orsay was said to have ruined the cream of British aristocracy He toured Europe on an enormous spending spree using Lord Blessington s funds paid homage to a dying Byron in Italy, and set up a racing course in Notting Hill and a gambling den in St James s But the end of his life, his world of duels and dares, of extravagance and flamboyance was at an end Victorian England had no time for him and neither did post Revolutionary France Embittered and frustrated, he died alone the last of the dandies.
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  1. Bettie☯

    image error imported spring 2012TBRpaper of the doorstop size with 8 plate pages art formsregency rompbiography non fichistoryFrom the back cover Before history clad the entire Victoran era in black, beards and bristling disapproval, there was a period of outrageous excess In the 1830s and 40s, High Society glittered with rakes and dandies, chancers and charmers, duellists and debtors, pugalists and patrons It was an era of flamboyant fashion and sparkling sensation Bond Street Loungers Almack s [...]

  2. Gerry

    An excellent historical panorama of the nineteenth century focusing on the menage a trois of Count D Orsay and Lord and Lady Blessington D Orsay takes centre stage throughout and the dandy is the talk of London society, which is seen to its full in this excellent study of modes and manners, passion and celebrity.

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