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Published: 01 October 2018

248 Pages | 11 black & white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526129123

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Thomas 'Jupiter' Harris

Spinning dark intrigue at Covent Garden theatre, 1767-1820

First Edition

Warren Oakley

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first biography of Harris that provides a significant contribution to the study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century cultural history and theatre history
  • Recreates a lively picture of the many facets of life in late Georgian London, in a way that is not confined to a particular discipline
  • Provides new perspectives upon landmark events in the history of London during the long eighteenth century from the perspective of Harris
  • Explores new archives and brings together a hoard of newly discovered manuscripts to construct Harris's many lives
  • Confronts slight, inaccurate, and dismissive portrayals of Harris perpetuated by academic studies, and rescues him from the obscurity of cameo appearances in the lives of others

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