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The Resource Edward the Caresser : the playboy prince who became Edward VII, Stanley Weintraub

Edward the Caresser : the playboy prince who became Edward VII, Stanley Weintraub

Label
Edward the Caresser : the playboy prince who became Edward VII
Title
Edward the Caresser
Title remainder
the playboy prince who became Edward VII
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Weintraub
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In each of the past three centuries, a Prince of Wales has waited most of his life to become King, from George IV to Edward VII to Prince Charles. Each one disappointed his reigning parent. Each had an unhappy marriage and famous affairs. But only one single-handedly gave his name to an age: the future Edward VII, Albert Edward, oldest son of Queen Victoria. How did such a roguish Prince to come such a beloved King? The story of "Bertie" is the story of one of the first superstars in the dawning culture of celebrity. Drawing on previously unavailable, little used or unknown diaries, letters, memoirs, and reportage from both sides of the Atlantic, acclaimed biographer Stanley Weintraub paints an unforgettable picture of the Prince and his worlds: his difficult and frustrating childhood, his introductions to gentlemanly sins at Oxford and Cambridge, his Chile arranged marriage to the pretty but dull Princess Alexandra, and his constant escapes two balls, races, spas, and country houses, where he gambled, gourmandized, carouse, and whored. Husbands who hoped to advance among the gentry worked to arrange affairs between the Prince and their wives, maneuvering to situate bedrooms near his chambers. His string of "God-children" included some almost certainly his own. Yet despite, or because of, Bertie's flaws, he was loved wherever he went. He was a natural diplomat, able to charm strangers and dance all night. When he toured the United States in 1860, he was a media sensation, and there was even talk of marriage with President Buchanan's niece. When Victoria finally died in 1901 after decades of withdrawal from public life amid continual mourning for Albert, England relaxed and celebrated for the first time in years. Edward the Caresser presents an extraordinary picture of tragedy and farce, qualities that fit Edward perfectly for the role of modern monarch. - Jacket flap
  • Biography of Edward VII covering the years before he became king
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weintraub, Stanley
Dewey number
941.082/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA567
LC item number
.W45 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edward
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Edward the Caresser : the playboy prince who became Edward VII, Stanley Weintraub
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 396-410) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The future King 1841-1852 -- The world outside 1852-1860 -- The New World : Canada 1860 -- Celebrity : the Prince in the United States 1860 -- Higher (and lower) education 1860-1861 -- Bachelorhood 1861-1863 -- Falling out of love 1863-1868 -- The sport of Kings 1868-1871 -- Relapse 1871-1875 -- Embodying the Raj 1875-1876 -- The mixture as before 1876-1881 -- The occupation of the idle man 1882-1886 -- Impresario 1887-1891 -- King-in-waiting 1892-1897 -- Prince no more 1898-1901 -- Afterword 1901-1910
Control code
ocm45375122
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 429 pages
Isbn
9780684853185
Lccn
00065467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45375122
Label
Edward the Caresser : the playboy prince who became Edward VII, Stanley Weintraub
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 396-410) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The future King 1841-1852 -- The world outside 1852-1860 -- The New World : Canada 1860 -- Celebrity : the Prince in the United States 1860 -- Higher (and lower) education 1860-1861 -- Bachelorhood 1861-1863 -- Falling out of love 1863-1868 -- The sport of Kings 1868-1871 -- Relapse 1871-1875 -- Embodying the Raj 1875-1876 -- The mixture as before 1876-1881 -- The occupation of the idle man 1882-1886 -- Impresario 1887-1891 -- King-in-waiting 1892-1897 -- Prince no more 1898-1901 -- Afterword 1901-1910
Control code
ocm45375122
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 429 pages
Isbn
9780684853185
Lccn
00065467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45375122

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