The unique and fascinating life of Talleyrand’s niece, Dorothea Courland, Duchess of Dino, will grab readers’ attention and hold it fast. This first English-language biography of the Duchess paints a portrait of an intelligent, strikingly beautiful, proud, and ferociously loyal woman. She served as Talleyrand’s constant companion, taking on some of his social and political burdens when he grew too old to bear them alone. Talleyrand was even assumed to have been the father of her last child. This is a gripping character study of one of the most influential women of the 19th century.
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Philip Ziegler was educated at Eton and Oxford. He joined the Diplomatic Service and served in Vientiane, Paris, Pretoria and Bogota before resigning to join the publishers William Collins, where he was editorial director for fifteen years. THE DUCHESS OF DINO was his first book.
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Book Description Collins, London England, 1986. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Hardback. Dorothea of Courland was intelligent, strikingly beautiful, proud to the point of arrogance, passionately loyal, a good friend and a relentless enemy. Although she was one of the most influential women of the nineteenth century, this is the first book to appear about her in English. Usually her name is coupled with that of her uncle, Prince Talleyrand, and it was popularly assumed that he was the father of her last child. From the time that she went with him to the Congress of Vienna until his death more than twenty years later she was Talleyrand's most constant companion and support. All her life Dorothea sought half-consciously for the perfect and complete relationship with another human being which her love for her uncle could not altogether provide. She never found it and in the quest earned an international reputation as a loose and wicked woman. it is for the reader to decide whether this reputation was deserved. Illustrated. 382 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 084598
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