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The Scandal of the Season

Gee, Sophie (Audiobook CD - 2008)
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London, 1711. As the rich, young offspring of the city's most fashionable families fill their days with masquerade balls and clandestine courtships, Arabella Fermor and Robert, Lord Petre, lead the pursuit of pleasure. Beautiful and vain, Arabella is a clever coquette with a large circle of beaus. Lord Petre, seventh Baron of Ingatestone, is a man-about-town with his choice of mistresses. Drawn together by an overpowering attraction, the two begin an illicit affair. Alexander Pope, sickly and nearly penniless, is peripheral by birth, yet his uncommon wit and ambition gain him unlikely entrance into high society. Once there, privy to every nuance and drama, he is a ruthless observer. He longs for the success that will cement his place in society; all he needs is one poem grand enough to make his reputation. As the forbidden passion between Arabella and Lord Petre deepens, an intrigue of a darker nature threatens to overtake them. Fortunes change and reputations -- even lives -- are imperiled. In the aftermath, Pope discovers the idea for a daring poem that will catapult him to fame and fortune.
Authors: Gee, Sophie, 1974-
Title: The scandal of the season
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Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [released 2008], c2008
Edition: Unabridged
Notes: Previously released by HighBridge Company, p2007
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Summary: London, 1711. As the rich, young offspring of the city's most fashionable families fill their days with masquerade balls and clandestine courtships, Arabella Fermor and Robert, Lord Petre, lead the pursuit of pleasure. Beautiful and vain, Arabella is a clever coquette with a large circle of beaus. Lord Petre, seventh Baron of Ingatestone, is a man-about-town with his choice of mistresses. Drawn together by an overpowering attraction, the two begin an illicit affair. Alexander Pope, sickly and nearly penniless, is peripheral by birth, yet his uncommon wit and ambition gain him unlikely entrance into high society. Once there, privy to every nuance and drama, he is a ruthless observer. He longs for the success that will cement his place in society; all he needs is one poem grand enough to make his reputation. As the forbidden passion between Arabella and Lord Petre deepens, an intrigue of a darker nature threatens to overtake them. Fortunes change and reputations -- even lives -- are imperiled. In the aftermath, Pope discovers the idea for a daring poem that will catapult him to fame and fortune.
Local Note: (1/09) mp
ISBN: 1606405241
9781606405246
Branch Call Number: PLAYAWAY F Gee
Statement of Responsibility: Sophie Gee
Playtime: 100000
Current Frequency: s
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Organization of Materials: z
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Performers: Read by Cameron Stewart.
System Details: Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
Subject Headings: London (England) Social life and customs 18th century Fiction Upper class families England London Fiction Courtship Fiction Petre, Robert Petre, Baron, 1689-1713 Fiction Fermor, Arabella, 1696-1737 Fiction Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 Fiction
Genre/Form: Playaway
Audiobooks
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Topical Term: Upper class families
Courtship
Publisher No: 2688
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