Princeton University Library Catalog

Defiance : the life and choices of Lady Anne Barnard / Stephen Taylor.

Author:
Taylor, Stephen, 1948- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : Faber & Faber, 2016.
  • ©2015
Description:
x, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Summary note:
Lady Anne Barnard lived at the heart of Georgian society, yet was never fully part of it. The Prince of Wales counted among many friends and she was brilliant in company. But she was seen as an eccentric - an outsider. What defined this poet and musician, artist and hostess, was defiance of convention. High-born yet an egalitarian, she rejected numerous suitors, lived independently by buying and renting houses and travelled alone to observe the French Revolution. When she did marry it was to a junior army officer, twelve years younger than she, and together they withdrew to Africa. Her curious ways attracted gossip right into her final years when she raised a mysterious dark-skinned child at her home in Berkeley Square.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-373) and index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Biography.
ISBN:
  • 9780571311118 ((hbk.))
  • 0571311113 ((hbk.))
  • ((ePub ebook))
OCLC:
961355263
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