Perdita: Royal Mistress, Writer, Romantic


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A singular history of Georgian England through the prism of the rags-to-riches story of Mary Robinson who rose to become mistress of George IV and a cause celebre in 18th century England. Few women's lives have described such an arc as that of Mary Robinson - or Perdita, as she was widely known. She began her career as an actress, royal mistress and possible blackmailer, and ended it just two decades later as a Romantic poet and early feminist thinker of note. She was the subject of paintings by Gainsborough and Reynolds, ...

Perdita: Royal Mistress, Writer, Romantic 2005, Bantam Press

ISBN-13: 9780593052082