Springtime has arrived and with it a bouquet of promising new non-fiction books about the Georgian Age. There are more than 25 new-releases to choose from (see list in this post). Themes vary from the final diplomatic mission of Talleyrand in London to Women and ‘Value’ in Jane Austen’s Novels.
Check out the new books about the Georgian Age:
New releases scheduled for March 2017
- Backs to the Wall: The Battle of Sainte-Foy and the Conquest of Canada by D. Peter MacLeod
- Beyond the Grand Tour: Northern Metropolises and Early Modern Travel Behaviour by Rosemary Sweet, Gerrit Verhoeven, Sarah Goldsmith
- Brought to Book: Print in Ireland, 1680-1784 by Mr Toby Barnard
- Eighteenth-Century Women’s Writing and the ‘Scandalous Memoir’ by Caroline Breashears
- Enlightenment Travel and British Identities: Thomas Pennant’s Tours of Scotland and Wales by Mary-Ann Constantine, Nigel Leask
- Fictions of Friendship in the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print) by Bryan Mangano
- Figures of the Imagination: Fiction and Song in Britain, 1790-1850 (Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain) by Roger Hansford
- France, Britain, and the Struggle for the Revolutionary Western Mediterranean (War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850) by Joshua Meeks
- From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American by Robert A. Geake
- Gäste und Feste bei Jane Austen (German) by Brigitte Ebersbach
- George Washington: The Wonder of the Age by John Rhodehamel
- Hampstead, Surveyed Between 1700 and 1762 by Mike Bassett
- Jane Austen, George Eliot and the Reflective Tradition (The Nineteenth Century Series) by Rose Pimentel
- John Keats: Reimagining History by William Ulmer
- Kings of Georgian Britain by Catherine Curzon
- London: Prints & Drawings Before 1800 by Bernard Nurse
- Pliable Pupils and Sufficient Self-directors: Narratives of Female Education by Five British Women Writers,1778-1814 by Barnita Bagchi
- Robert Adam: Country House Design, Decoration, and the Art of Elegance by Jeremy Musson and Simon Jenkins
- Shelley’s Romantic Nonviolence: Aesthetics and Politics in an Age of Revolution by Matthew C. Borushko (Author)
- Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851 by James Davies, Ellen Lockhart
- Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution (Campaigns and Commanders) by Judith L Van Buskirk
- Talleyrand in London by Linda Kelly
- The Fall of the Maratha Empire 1796-1818: Volume I by Sailendra Nath Sen
- The Irish Classical Self: Poets and Poor Scholars in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Classical Presences) by Laurie O’Higgins
- The Rise of the Elliots of Minto: A Scottish Family’s Life in the Eighteenth Century by John P. Evans
- The Sex Files: Erotica Banned by the Edwardians, Victorians and Georgians by Nigel Cawthorne
- Travel, Traveling Writing, and British Political Economy: Instructions for Travellers, circa 1750-1850 (Routledge Research in Travel Writing) by Brian Cooper
- Women and ‘Value’ in Jane Austen’s Novels: Settling, Speculating and Superfluity by Lynda A. Hall
Click here to check the new-releases about the Georgian Age from March 2016 to March 2017.
Here is my pick for March
Kings of Georgian Britain by Catherine Curzon
This must be royally good read for sure. To quote the blurb:
Kings of Georgian Britain offers a fresh perspective on the lives of the four Georges and the events that shaped their characters and reigns. From love affairs to family feuds, political wrangling and beyond, it is a chance to peer behind the pomp and follow these iconic figures from cradle to grave. As their very different lives will show, being a king isn’t always about grand parties and jaw-dropping jewels, and sometimes following in a father’s footsteps can be the hardest job around.
Well phrased indeed! It makes me wanting to cuddle up on my sofa with this book, a glass of champagne and nobody to disturb while I read about wives, mistresses, friends and foes, dodging assassins, and marrying for money.
After all, a sound knowledge of royal affairs and scandals comes always in handy for a Regency novel writer.
Catherine Curzon is an historian and writer. She received much praise for her latest book, “Life in the Georgian Court”. Her work has been featured e.g. by BBC History Extra, All About History, and History of Royals.