The Scandal of the Season

The Scandal of the Season

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A Dazzling Story of Risk and Dangerous Liasions.

Beautiful, clever Arabella Fermor is seduced by charming Robert Petre, seventh baron of Ingatestone. Eager to secure herself a rich and handsome husband, Arabella cannot guess that the enigmatic robert is entwined in a treasonous plot against Queen Anne.

Watching the pair from the outskirts is a crippled man destined to become the genius of his age - the poet Alexander Pope. In Arabella and Robert's flirtations he has found the tale of temptation, coquetry and danger that might just make his fortune...

Publisher: New York :, Scribner
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781407013497
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Aug 07, 2013

Part romance, part historic intrigue, and part biography, the story follows Alexander Pope and the possible events that inspired him to write his famous poem "The Rape of the Lock". The author did a fantastic job of researching the facts of Pope's life and creating compelling, believable characters from them. Anyone who enjoys high society of London in the 1700s, historic fiction, and historical romance should give this a read.

I would have rated it 4 stars, but the dialogue felt a little flat to me.

Nov 13, 2011

I found this a little hard going at times - perhaps the number of varied characters made it move a little slowly for my taste. Overall though, it was an interesting story, and I was surprised to read in the afterword that all the people in the book actually lived in England in the 1700s - some colourful characters amongst them!

Oct 01, 2007

Alexander Pope finds that he has a ringside view of a sex scandal between a titled peer and a flirtatious young woman who is desperate to find a husband this season or be labeled a spinster. While the passions heat up between the two, with too many graphic descriptions and jarring language, society presses the couple into separation. When her lover publicly humiliates her, she realizes that it is over at the worse possible moment and she loses face. But she will always be remembered as the lovely Belinda in Pope?s celebrated poem, ?The Rape of the Lock?.

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