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The Scandal of the Season [compact Disc]

By Sophie Gee, 1974-

Jane Austen meets Philip Roth in a sexy, sparkling debut novel reconstructing the real-life scandal that inspired Alexander Pope's famous poem "The Rape of the Lock."

London, 1711. The rich young offspring of the city's fashionable families fill their days with masquerade balls, opera engagements, and clandestine courtships. Leading the pursuit of pleasure are the beautiful Arabella Fermor, with her circle of beaus, and Robert Petre, seventh Baron of Ingatestone, a man-about-town with his choice of mistresses.

Small, sickly, and almost penniless, Alexander Pope is peripheral by birth, yet his dazzling wit and ambition gain him unlikely entrance into high society. Privy to every nuance and drama, he is a brilliant and ruthless observer. As the forbidden passion between Arabella and Lord Petre deepens, fortunes change and reputations— even lives—are imperiled. Pope transforms their affair and its demise into a risqué poem, "The Rape of the Lock," that catapults him to fame and fortune.

A witty, provocative tale of intrigue, seduction, and betrayal, The Scandal of the Season captures a time when marriage was a market, sex was a temptation fraught with danger, and a costume could conceal a dandy or a murderer.

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • CD F Gee [8 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

Publish Date

2007

ISBN

9781598875294


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Gee, Sophie, 1974-
Summary: A tale based on the early eighteenth-century scandal that inspired Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" finds an impoverished Alexander Pope gaining entry into society and following a forbidden affair between the rakish Lord Petre and the coquettish Arabella.
Title: The scandal of the season [compact disc] / Sophie Gee.
Publisher Date: [Minneapolis, MN] : Highbridge Co, 2007.
Subject: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 -- Fiction. Fermor, Arabella, 1696-1737 -- Fiction. Petre, Robert Petre, Baron, 1689-1713 -- Fiction. Courtship -- Fiction Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- London -- Fiction. Audiobooks London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781598875294 1598875299
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Gee
Oclc: 154744049
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Bib Id: 336494

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Gee, Sophie, 1974-
Summary: A tale based on the early eighteenth-century scandal that inspired Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" finds an impoverished Alexander Pope gaining entry into society and following a forbidden affair between the rakish Lord Petre and the coquettish Arabella.
Title: The scandal of the season [compact disc] / Sophie Gee.
Publisher, Date: [Minneapolis, MN] : Highbridge Co, 2007.
Description: 8 sound discs (ca. 10 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Fermor, Arabella, 1696-1737 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Petre, Robert Petre, Baron, 1689-1713 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Courtship -- Fiction
Subjects: Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Subjects: Audiobooks
Subjects: London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Other Author: Stewart, Cameron
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Read by Cameron Stewart.
ISBN: 9781598875294
ISBN: 1598875299
Publisher Number: 797529
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Gee
Medium: [compact disc]