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Princesses The Six Daughters of George III

Fraser, Flora *Author SIGNED!*

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ISBN 10: 0719561086 / ISBN 13: 9780719561085
Editorial: John Murray Ltd., London, UK, 2004
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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(full book description) John Murray Ltd., London, UK, 2004. 1st Ed. (U.K.) Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=6.5"x9.5", 476pp(Index). 29 COLOR, 11 B/W Illus. Clean, tight & bright. NO ink names, bookplates, DJ tears etc. Price unclipped. SIGNED by author on Title Page. ISBN 0719561086 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería CONROY142729I

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Título: Princesses The Six Daughters of George III

Editorial: John Murray Ltd., London, UK

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: 29 COLOR, 11 B/W Illus

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Book

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On the surface the sisters were busy, accomplished girls, but the real story beneath their composed image was quite different - no one who reads Princesses will ever look in the same way again at the calm, composed women in Gainsborough's portraits. The King may have believed that his six daughters were happy to live celibately with him and Queen Charlotte at Windsor, but secretly, as Flora Fraser's absorbing narrative of royal repression and sexual licence shows, the sisters enjoyed startling freedom. The historical searchlight has been turned with great intensity and sympathy on George III and his family, and the sweep of history between the Regency and Victorian eras. Flora Fraser has written an extraordinary (and surprisingly modern) story with real authority, wit and elegance.

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From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, a brilliant group biography of the six daughters of "Mad" King George III.
Fraser takes us into the heart of the British royal family during the tumultuous period of the American and French revolutions and beyond, illuminating the complicated lives of these exceptional women: Princess Royal, the eldest, constantly at odds with her mother; home-loving, family-minded Augusta; plump Elizabeth, a gifted amateur artist; Mary, the bland beauty of the family; Sophia, emotional and prone to take refuge in illness; and Amelia, "the most turbulent and tempestuous of all the Princesses." Weaving together letters and historical accounts, Fraser re-creates their world in all its frustrations and excitements.
The six sisters, though handsome, accomplished and extremely well educated, were kept from marrying by George III, and Fraser describes how they remained subject to their father for many years, while he teetered on the brink of mental collapse. The King may have believed that his six daughters were happy to live celibately at Windsor, but secretly, as Fraser's absorbing narrative of royal repression and sexual license shows, the sisters enjoyed startling freedom. Several of them, torn between love for their ailing father and longing for independence, forged their own scandalous and subversive lives within the castle walls. With a discerning eye for psychological detail and a keen feminist sensibility, Fraser delves into these clandestine love affairs, revealing the truth about Sophia's illegitimate baby; examining Amelia's intimate correspondence with her soldier-lover; and investigating the eventual marriages of Princesses Royal, Elizabeth andMary.
Never before has the historical searchlight been turned with such sympathy and acuity on George III and his family. With unparalleled access to royal and private family papers, Flora Fraser has created a revelatory portrait of six fascinating women and their place in history.

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