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The Resource Perdita : the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson, Paula Byrne

Perdita : the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson, Paula Byrne

Label
Perdita : the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson
Title
Perdita
Title remainder
the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson
Statement of responsibility
Paula Byrne
Title variation
Literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most flamboyant free spirits of the late eighteenth century, darling of the London stage, mistress to the most powerful men in England, feminist thinker, and bestselling author, described by Samuel Taylor Coleridge as "a woman of undoubted genius," Mary Robinson led a life that was marked by reversals of fortune. Abandoned by her merchant father, Mary was married at 15. Her husband landed the couple and their baby in debtors' prison, where she wrote her first book of poetry. On her release, she rose to become one of the London theater's most alluring actresses. The Prince of Wales fell madly in love with her, and she later used his love letters as blackmail. After being struck down by paralysis, apparently following a miscarriage, she remade herself yet again, this time as a popular writer admired by the leading intellectuals of the day
Summary
A study of Mary Robinson, an eighteenth-century actress, writer, courtesan, and feminist, documents her exploits from her career on stage and her love affair with the Prince of Wales, to her writings on the issues of her era
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
185805
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrne, Paula
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA538.A35
LC item number
B97 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robinson, Mary
  • George
  • London (England)
  • Authors, English
  • Mistresses
  • Actors
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson
Label
Perdita : the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson, Paula Byrne
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Actress -- "During a tempestuous night" -- A young lady's entrance into the world -- Wales -- Infidelity -- Debtor's prison -- Drury Lane -- A woman in demand -- Celebrity -- Florizel and Perdita -- A very public affair -- The rivals -- Blackmail -- Perdita and Marie Antoinette -- A meeting in the studio -- The priestess of taste -- The ride to Dover -- Politics -- Exile -- Laura Maria -- Opium -- Author -- Nobody -- Radical -- Feminist -- Lyrical tales -- "A small but brilliant circle."
Control code
14962919
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 445 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780812970791
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004051472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56880286
  • (OCoLC)56880286
Label
Perdita : the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson, Paula Byrne
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Actress -- "During a tempestuous night" -- A young lady's entrance into the world -- Wales -- Infidelity -- Debtor's prison -- Drury Lane -- A woman in demand -- Celebrity -- Florizel and Perdita -- A very public affair -- The rivals -- Blackmail -- Perdita and Marie Antoinette -- A meeting in the studio -- The priestess of taste -- The ride to Dover -- Politics -- Exile -- Laura Maria -- Opium -- Author -- Nobody -- Radical -- Feminist -- Lyrical tales -- "A small but brilliant circle."
Control code
14962919
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 445 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780812970791
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004051472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56880286
  • (OCoLC)56880286

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