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The disastrous Mrs. Weldon : the life, loves, and lawsuits of a legendary Victorian, Brian Thompson

Label
The disastrous Mrs. Weldon : the life, loves, and lawsuits of a legendary Victorian
Title
The disastrous Mrs. Weldon
Title remainder
the life, loves, and lawsuits of a legendary Victorian
Statement of responsibility
Brian Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Born to fanatically snobbish parents on Princess Victoria's eighteenth birthday, Georgina Weldon grew up to wreak havoc on almost everyone she met. Her father was the first to miscalculate Georgina's maverick nature. After he lost both a run for Parliament and any chance of inheritance, he took his family off to Tuscany, where he could watch and wait until his daughter became old enough to marry well and so repair his own fortunes
  • Georgina had other ideas. Her scandalous affair with a married man and her defiant marriage to the less-than-prosperous young hussar officer Harry Weldon were just the first signs that she was no ordinary girl
  • Harry and Georgina managed to better their position enough to move to Tavistock House, former home of Charles Dickens. There, Georgina took in a menagerie of animals and orphans and acquired a string of lovers, male and female, including the famous French composer Charles Gounod. In a plot that could have been constructed by Dickens himself, Georgina was stung by con artists, betrayed by her parents, and narrowly escaped being committed to a mental institution
  • When an 1882 Act of Parliament gave her the legal right to represent herself in court, Georgina became one of the first Victorian women to sue her persecutors, and she helped to overturn England's infamous Lunacy Laws, which allowed patients to be committed against their will without proper medical examination
  • Like the best Victorian novels, The Disastrous Mrs. Weldon marries the adventures of an intrepid protagonist with delightfully revealing behind-the-scenes glimpses of Victorian society. A tale of sex and scandal, bravado and bravery, Mrs. Weldon's life story is wild, wicked, and totally irresistible
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Brian
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CT788.W46
LC item number
T48 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weldon, Georgina
  • Great Britain
Label
The disastrous Mrs. Weldon : the life, loves, and lawsuits of a legendary Victorian, Brian Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as: A monkey among crocodiles. London : HarperCollins, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 35.
  • 4.
  • Treherne
  • p. 51.
  • 5.
  • Weldon
  • p. 77.
  • 6.
  • Gounod
  • p. 107.
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Tavistock
  • p. 157.
  • 8.
  • Menier
  • p. 179.
  • 9.
  • Argeuil and Paris
  • p. 199.
  • 10.
  • Thomas
  • The
  • Mad Doctors
  • p. 219.
  • 11.
  • Riviere
  • p. 249.
  • 12.
  • The
  • Courts
  • p. 275.
  • p. 1.
  • 13.
  • Finale
  • p. 301
  • 2.
  • Florence
  • p. 19.
  • 3.
  • Going Home
Control code
44313267
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed. in the U.S.A
Extent
xxi, 343 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780385500906
Lccn
00034032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The disastrous Mrs. Weldon : the life, loves, and lawsuits of a legendary Victorian, Brian Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as: A monkey among crocodiles. London : HarperCollins, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 35.
  • 4.
  • Treherne
  • p. 51.
  • 5.
  • Weldon
  • p. 77.
  • 6.
  • Gounod
  • p. 107.
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Tavistock
  • p. 157.
  • 8.
  • Menier
  • p. 179.
  • 9.
  • Argeuil and Paris
  • p. 199.
  • 10.
  • Thomas
  • The
  • Mad Doctors
  • p. 219.
  • 11.
  • Riviere
  • p. 249.
  • 12.
  • The
  • Courts
  • p. 275.
  • p. 1.
  • 13.
  • Finale
  • p. 301
  • 2.
  • Florence
  • p. 19.
  • 3.
  • Going Home
Control code
44313267
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed. in the U.S.A
Extent
xxi, 343 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780385500906
Lccn
00034032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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