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Author Rubenhold, Hallie.

Title The lady in red : an eighteenth-century tale of sex, scandal, and divorce / Hallie Rubenhold.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Worsley,S RUB    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 308 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published in Great Britain as Lady Worsley's Whim by Chatto & Windus, 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-272) and index.
Summary In February 1782, England opened its newspapers to read the details of Sir Richard and Lady Worsleys' scandalous sexual arrangements, voyeuristic tendencies, and bed-hopping antics. This lively true history presents a rarely seen picture of aristocratic life in the Georgian era.
Contents The heir of Appuldurcombe -- A girl called Seymour -- Sir Finical Whimsy and his lady -- Maurice George Bisset -- A Coxheath summer -- A plan -- 19th of November 1781 -- The cuckold's reel -- Retribution -- The Royal Hotel, Pall Mall -- A house of spies -- The world turned upside down -- 'Worse than sly' -- 'Lady Worsley's seraglio' -- The verdict -- 'The value of a privy counsellor's matrimonial honour' -- 'The new female coterie' -- Variety -- Exile -- The dupe of duns -- Museum Worsleyanum -- Repentance -- A deep retirement -- Mr Hummell and Lady Fleming -- A note on eighteenth-century values and their modern conversions.
Subject Worsley, Seymour Dorothy, Lady.
Worsley, Seymour Dorothy, Lady -- Marriage.
Worsley, Richard, Sir, 1751-1805 -- Marriage.
Worsley, Seymour Dorothy, Lady -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- Biography.
Adultery -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Divorce -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Worsley, Richard, Sir, 1751-1805 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Bisset, Maurice George, 1757-1821 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Adultery) -- England -- London.
Added Title Lady Worsley's whim
ISBN 9780312359942

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