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Scandal of the Season
     

Scandal of the Season

3.5 36
by Sophie Gee
 

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ISBN-10: 1416540571

ISBN-13: 2901416540570

Pub. Date: 08/05/2008

Publisher: Scribner

London, 1711. As the rich, young offspring of the city's most fashionable families þll their days with masquerade balls and clandestine court-ships, Arabella Fermor and Robert, Lord Petre, lead the pursuit of pleasure. Beautiful and vain, Arabella is a clever coquette with a large circle of beaus. Lord Petre, seventh Baron of Ingatestone, is a man-about-town with

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The Scandal of the Season 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
emmi331 More than 1 year ago
Anyone expecting the standard bodice-ripper that can be read in an afternoon may be disappointed here. Sophie Gee has written a literate and delightful fictionalized version of an early 1700s London social scandal - which inspired Alexander Pope's classic satire "The Rape of the Lock". She perfectly renders the settings, fashions, and often-malevolent tone of English society at the time. It took me a couple of chapters to get used to the flowery dialogue of the upper-crust characters, but once into the rhythm of it, I appreciated anew the intricacy and power of the English language, especially when evoking wit or delivering the stinging insult. Ms. Gee gets extra points for adding a brief follow-up history of the real-life characters from the book. Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Interesting and Erotic in every sense. I loved this book. The characters are fascinating and I had a hard time putting it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book - well-written and fascinating!
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Cynder More than 1 year ago
It is historical fiction based no the poet Alexander Pope. It tells of the inter circle of the upper class that marriages are based on inheritance, and that you don't know if someone is a killer or a gentleman behind the clothes or family name.
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ChristineAppe More than 1 year ago
I read alot. This is truly one of the best books I have read in a long time that sticks so close to the actual history yet pulls the reader in so much that putting this book down is almost impossible. Writing style is excellent! Ninety nine percent of the time I give the books I have read away wanting to move on the next book but this one is a keeper!
JuneandJune More than 1 year ago
The book is well written and intelligent. I enjoyed the characters and saw them all as highly believable. The book was far better than I had expected!
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