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The Scandal of the Season

By Sophie Gee, 1974-

What would you do if you were faced with a dangerous temptation you feared you couldn't resist? The Scandal of the Season tells the story of the real-life seduction of the beautiful, clever Arabella Fermor by the charming, enigmatic nobleman Robert Petre, seventh Baron of Ingatestone. Arabella is in need of rich husband, but knows that girls have been ruined by risking an affair like the one she contemplates. The object of her desire is also flirting with a perilous Jacobite plot against Queen Anne. Watching the pair with a beady eye, is an outsider, a cripple, destined to become the genius of his age - the poet Alexander Pope. He arrives in London from the country, burning with ambition. If he fails, he will be left destitute. But can he find a story for his next poem powerful enough to make his reputation? A seductive novel about risk and dangerous liaisons in a time of Jacobite plots and Popish fears, when marriage was a market, and sex was a temptation fraught with danger, The Scandal of the Season is a brilliant, witty modern love-story - set in 1711. Sophisticated, sexy and hugely enjoyable, this dazzling debut novel is inspired by events that gave rise to the era's most celebrated satirical entertainment, The Rape of the Lock. The story plays out against the backdrop of 18th-century London: dirty, teeming street-life and glorious buildings, newly restored after the Great Fire; the River Thames, artery of England's trade and commerce; masked balls, operas, eating houses, clandestine courtships and political intrigue.

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2007

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9781410403292


Format: Large Print
Author: Gee, Sophie, 1974-
Title: The scandal of the season / Sophie Gee.
Publisher Date: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2007.
Subject: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 -- Fiction. Fermor, Arabella, 1696-1737 -- Fiction. Petre, Robert Petre, Baron, 1689-1713 -- Fiction. Courtship -- Fiction Upper class families -- England -- London -- Fiction. London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781410403292 (alk. paper) 1410403297 (alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: LPF Gee
Oclc: 166229629
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Bib Id: 286468

Format: Large Print
Author: Gee, Sophie, 1974-
Title: The scandal of the season / Sophie Gee.
Edition: Large print ed.
Publisher, Date: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2007.
Description: 569 p. ; 23 cm.
Series: Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
Subjects: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Fermor, Arabella, 1696-1737 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Petre, Robert Petre, Baron, 1689-1713 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Courtship -- Fiction
Subjects: Upper class families -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Subjects: London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2007034385
ISBN: 9781410403292 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1410403297 (alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: LPF Gee