The Book of Modern Scandal

The Book of Modern Scandal : From Byron to the Present Day

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This rich and fascinating anthology of scandal begins with Lord Byron when the growth of the press marked the beginning of public exposure of private behaviour which both shocked and titillated the reading public. All the major scandals are here-from the great financial and sexual outrages of the Victorian era,to the sale of honours by Lloyd George,the great 1920s scandals in America,the Happy Valley set in Kenya,through the postwar years of Profumo,Watergate and recent royal scandals. Political,social,financial or sexual-Bruce Palling's use of contemporary accounts reveals how much (and how little) 'acceptable' behaviour has changed over the last 200 years.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 34mm | 381.02g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752803700
  • 9780752803708