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    DescriptionLady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire, one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time. But Georgiana's public success concealed an unhappy marriage, a gambling addiction, drinking, drug taking, and rampant love affairs with the leading politicians of the day. With penetrating insight, Amanda Foreman reveals a fascinating woman whose struggle against her own weaknesses, whose great beauty and flamboyance, and whose determination to play a part in the affairs of the world make her a vibrant, astonishingly contemporary figure.

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    The Duchess
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amanda Foreman, Narrator Wanda McCaddon
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400141616
    ISBN 10: 1400141613

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.3
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: BGR
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B, 941.073092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    DC22: 941.07092
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DA522.D5 F68 2009B
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, DNBR
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    15 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Amanda Foreman is a freelance journalist who earned her Ph.D. in history from Oxford University, where she has worked as a researcher. Wanda McCaddon has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audio publishers and has earned more than twenty-five Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine. She has also won a coveted Audie Award, and "AudioFile" has named her one of recording's Golden Voices.
    Review quote
    ""Wanda McCaddon's voice...is the perfect vehicle to deliver this detailed examination of the life and times of Georgiana.... McCaddon's presentation...is further validation of her award-winning status as a narrator."" ---AudioFile