LONDON LADIES by Lucy Poate Stabbina


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Profiles which set off the charms of cruelties of six 18th century ladies. There is Martha Ray, milliner's apprentice who became the mistress of the Earl of Sandwich, Elizabeth Inchbold, actress, whose beauty could not compensate for a cold heart; Amelia Opie, writer, whose frivolous, gentle nature won the affection of many; the Giddons sisters, whose rivalry for the affections of Sir Thomas Lawrence did not stop with death; the Russian Countess, rejected by Metternich; and Jane Welsh Carlyle whose empty days reflected her disinclination for life... A period piece and petit-point of character and conduct.

Pub Date: Feb. 14th, 1952
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press