Posted by P. Bingham on November 24, 1997 at 15:34:50:
In response to may I quote you?, written by Caroline on November 24, 1997 at 09:14:32
Our Tempestuous Day by Carolly Erickson by Carolly Erickson / Quill
A social history of the Regency, mainly focusing on the Royal family, Beau Brummell and other important characters. It gives an excellent account of the Regency through the eyes of fashionable contemporaries, encompassing visits to Bath to visits to Paris in 1814, while Napoleon sat restlessly at Elba.
The Thurtell-Hunt Murder Case, A dark Mirror to Regency England by Albert Borowitz / Louisiana State University Press.
A day-by-day account of one of the most infamous events of post-Regency England, a murder case in which writers like Dickens, Thomas Carlyle and Thomas Burke have rewritten and reworked the crime's themes. I doubt it has anything that Jane Austen would be familiar with but there is no better source for the Regency Underworld of card sharks, horse race fixers and boxing.
There is another book I am reading now entitled "The Unruly Queen, the Life of Queen Caroline." by Flora Fraser. 1996.
It is fascinating and gives not only her life but a good account of the Regency, of course. On the back of the book it has a haunting quote from Liz Smith of the New York Post, "What a saga Caroline's life was (Diana only thinks she has it hard), What a magnificent book this is, a what a great movie... it will eventually make."
By haunting, I meant that reference to Diana which was written, of course, before she died.
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