Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 September 2013

368 Pages | 40 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199659005

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The Beau Monde

Fashionable Society in Georgian London

Hannah Greig

  • The story of the world's first fashion-obsessed society in eighteenth-century London
  • A tale of dazzling excess, intrigue, vanity and glamour in a world re-made
  • Takes us on a tour from court and Parliament to Georgian London's parks, pleasure grounds and private homes, meeting a rich and colourful cast of contemporary characters along the way
  • Reveals the secrets of how membership of the new elite was won, maintained - and sometimes lost
  • Shows how being a Fashionable was the key to power and exclusivity in a new social order