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Love and Madness

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In eighteenth-century England the aristocracy dominated the imagination, their exploits -- and misdeeds -- discussed, debated, and gossiped about in the salons and parlors of London. Now author Martin Levy vividly re-creates one of the most shocking and scandalous events of the period, in a riveting true tale of passion, obsession, murder, and courtroom drama.

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ebook, 256 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 2004)
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Irene Grysiewicz
even though religiously researched, Levy is ultimately successful in detailing the unfortunate role of women in the 1770s London. I personally found interesting the chapter on public hangings during this time and the subsequent anatomical "research" afterwards.
Dawn Ashenbrenner
Wasn't very compelling. As others have mentioned, it was written like a dissertation. I did like the chapter on the history of love sickness, in fact I think a whole book on that subject would be great!
This book was carefully researched, but in the end, it just wasn't all that interesting. The author didn't tell the story in a way that made the time period come to life or that made me care about the Earl of Sandwich or his murdered mistress all that much. Perhaps someone with more of an interest in the time period would be more intrigued.
A scholarly work, like a dissertation-expanded
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