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The ScandalMonger

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From his further explorations of the Age of Scandal, T. H. White has returned with some remarkable specimens. The eccentrics among them are hardly more conspicuous than the men and women who, at this distance, seem representative of the eighteenth century. They had no, or few, inhibitions. At work or play, in debt or in love, they expended a vitality which we should find i ...more
Hardcover, 223 pages
Published 1952 by Jonathan Cape
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Courtney Johnston
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The first book I've added to Goodreads - I'm so obscure ...

The Scandalmonger is the sequel to The Age of Scandal, White's first piecebook bringing together amusing, outrageous and poignant extracts from letters, diaries and other publications from England of the late 18th and early 19th century - after the Age of Reason, and before the Victorian era.

Love the Once and Future King I do, but I feel that White himself may have been harder for me to feel a fondness for. The earlier book is described
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Born in Bombay to English parents, Terence Hanbury White was educated at Cambridge and taught for some time at Stowe before deciding to write full-time. White moved to Ireland in 1939 as a conscientious objector to WWII, and lived out his years there. White is best known for his sequence of Arthurian novels, "The Once and Future King", first published together in 1958.
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