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Lady Worsley"s whim an eighteenth-century tale of sex, scandal, and divorce by Hallie Rubenhold

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Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Worsley, Seymour Dorothy, -- Lady -- Marriage,
  • Worsley, Richard, -- Sir, -- 1751-1805 -- Marriage,
  • Worsley, Seymour Dorothy, -- Lady -- Trials, litigation, etc,
  • Worsley, Richard, -- Sir, -- 1751-1805 -- Trials, litigation, etc,
  • Bisset, Maurice George, -- 1757-1821 -- Trials, litigation, etc,
  • Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- History -- 18th century,
  • Adultery -- England -- History -- 18th century,
  • Divorce -- England -- History -- 18th century,
  • Sex customs -- England -- History -- 18th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-[292]) and index.

StatementHallie Rubenhold.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA483.W67 R83 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination308 p. :
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23199229M
ISBN 100701179805
ISBN 109780701179809
LC Control Number2009358818

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