Posted by Pearl on June 29, 1997 at 21:18:36:
A few years ago, when I became obsessed with the Regency period, I haunted the library for anything I could find pertaining to that time. I lucked out with a book by J. B. Priestley titled THE PRINCE OF PLEASURE AND HIS REGENCY. It was published by Harper Rowe in 1969. I grew tired of running to the library every time I had an urgent question, so I contacted a book search, and after a few months I was able to purchase my own copy. The information it contains is entirely authentic, and it includes many black and white as well as color plates of notables and places. There are excellent pictures of Prinny and even one of Beau Brummel as well as a wonderful rendering of the Pavilion at Brighton. I now know what Princess de Lieven, Emily Cowper and the infamous Mary Wollstoncraft looked like. It's a treasure, and I heartily recommend it to all who are interested in the period (and who, reading this, isn't?)
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