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The Resource Perdita : the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson, Paula Byrne

Perdita : the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson, Paula Byrne

Label
Perdita : the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson
Title
Perdita
Title remainder
the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson
Statement of responsibility
Paula Byrne
Title variation
Literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most flamboyant free spirits of the late eighteenth century, darling of the London stage, mistress to the most powerful men in England, feminist thinker, and bestselling author, described by Samuel Taylor Coleridge as "a woman of undoubted genius," Mary Robinson led a life that was marked by reversals of fortune. Abandoned by her merchant father, Mary was married at 15. Her husband landed the couple and their baby in debtors' prison, where she wrote her first book of poetry. On her release, she rose to become one of the London theater's most alluring actresses. The Prince of Wales fell madly in love with her, and she later used his love letters as blackmail. After being struck down by paralysis, apparently following a miscarriage, she remade herself yet again, this time as a popular writer admired by the leading intellectuals of the day
Action
Committed to retain
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrne, Paula
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA538.A35
LC item number
B97 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robinson, Mary
  • George
  • London (England)
  • Authors, English
  • Mistresses
  • Actors
Label
Perdita : the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson, Paula Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-432) and index
Control code
56880286
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xviii, 445 p., [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780812970791
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004051472
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Perdita : the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson, Paula Byrne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-432) and index
Control code
56880286
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xviii, 445 p., [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780812970791
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004051472
Other physical details
ill.

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