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The Age of Scandal: An Excursion Through a Minor Period

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The Age of Scandal: An Excursion Through a Minor Period - White, T. H.
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This amusing foray into eighteenth-century literature is an entertaining tabloid biography of an age not unlike our own; men and women of fashion led their lives under the avid scrutiny of a public who had a sharp appetite for scandal and sensation. In the period between the so-called Age of Reason and the Romantic Revival - that which the author calls the Age of Scandal - aristocratic and privileged eccentrics flourished and the professional writer declined. Here we meet notorious persons such as the Marquis de Sade; the ...

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The Age of Scandal: An Excursion Through a Minor Period 2010, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571274765

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