Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity in Late Eighteenth-Century England

Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity in Late Eighteenth-Century England

by M. Kinservik

Hardcover(2007)

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Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity in Late Eighteenth-Century England by M. Kinservik

This book tells the story of the bitter feud between the Duchess of Kingston and the actor, Samuel Foote, which resulted in a pair of scandalous trials in London in the revolutionary year of 1776.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403979926
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 04/09/2008
Series: The New Middle Ages Series
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Matthew J. Kinservik is Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware. His books include Disciplining Satire: The Censorship of Satiric Drama on the Eighteenth-Century London Stage (2002) and "The Production of a Female Pen": Anna Larpent's Account of the Duchess of Kingston's Bigamy Trial of 1776 (2004). He lives in Newark, Delaware, with his wife, Mara, and two sons, Tommy and Teddy.

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