Last of the Dandies: The Scandalous Life and Escapades of Count D'Orsay

Last of the Dandies: The Scandalous Life and Escapades of Count D'Orsay By Nick Foulkes, Last of the Dandies The Scandalous Life and Escapades of Count D Orsay From his first appearance in London in until his death in Paris in Count D Orsay dominated and scandalized the whole of European society For three decades he was the ultimate arbiter in mat
  • Title: Last of the Dandies: The Scandalous Life and Escapades of Count D'Orsay
  • Author: Nick Foulkes
  • ISBN: 9780312272562
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Last of the Dandies: The Scandalous Life and Escapades of Count D'Orsay By Nick Foulkes, From his first appearance in London in 1821 until his death in Paris in 1852, Count D Orsay dominated and scandalized the whole of European society For three decades he was the ultimate arbiter in matters of taste and style what D Orsay wore today, society would wear tomorrow.He also enthralled Society with the thirty year soap opera of his relationship with Lady BlessFrom his first appearance in London in 1821 until his death in Paris in 1852, Count D Orsay dominated and scandalized the whole of European society For three decades he was the ultimate arbiter in matters of taste and style what D Orsay wore today, society would wear tomorrow.He also enthralled Society with the thirty year soap opera of his relationship with Lady Blessington,whose daughter he married and with whose husband he was supected of having had an affair Bisexual, flamboyant and outrageous, D Orsay was said to have ruined the cream of British aristocracy He toured Europe on an enormous spending spree paid homage to a dying Lord Byron in Italy, set up a racing course in Notting Hill and a gambling den in St James s Nick Foulkes vivid biography of an astonishingly flamboyant figure is also the dazzling portrait of an era.
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    1. I enjoyed reading this well researched account of the life of Count D Orsay Having said that, I think the author concentrated on the happenings in D orsay s life rather than his character or motivations, so I did not get any great insight into the man himself Only myself to blame as the title does indicate that it is about his life and escapades so I should have expected that to be the case However, it was a good read, covering a society and personalities that I d not studied much before D Orsa [...]



    2. D Orsay is one of those infamous characters that features frequently in accounts of the lives of great men of the mid 19th century, so I figured I was about due to read a proper biography of this seemingly omnipresent figure Unfortunately, having finished this book, I feel like I still know nothing about the man, and what little I did learn only made him seem like a vapid, petty manchild.The book felt like a long, dull travelogue for the most part, stuffed with accounts of people writing about h [...]


    3. I really wanted to like this book And I really didn t.For me there was two problems with this book that I just couldn t get past The first one is that after reading this biography of count d Orsay I still didn t get very close to him It felt like I knew a lot about for example Lady Blessington interesting in her own right, but not the supposed main focus of the book He still remained an illusive shadow Sure, you get some straight facts about him, but that wasn t enough We are often left with th [...]


    4. HmmmmmmI m not sure I really liked this book but yet, it intrigued me The story of Count D Orsay,the famous dandy of the early 19th century certainly provides a plethora of detail on the clothing and interior design of the Regency period in numbing detail I couldn t get a good grasp on the actual personality of D Orsay except that he was a vain, live for the moment individual The book clearly points out the empty, meaningless and shallow lives of those involved in high society.ose with money and [...]


    5. Some interesting tidbits about fashion, society, history, and gossip circulating 19th century Paris and London A clear brief summary of the political turmoil in France from the late 18th century to the late 19th century Author s esoteric vocabulary was a bit tedious at times Overall style of writing was satisfactory though not the best I ve read I felt the end was weak The title was innappropriate why LAST or at least never properly supported by the author A good book for those interested in a j [...]


    6. This is Foulkes amazingly poetical work on the Count D Orsay It follows his life trhough France and England with his associations with literary greats Byron, Dickens, Lytton as well as his own impact on popular culture, most notably his being heir to the throne of Brummell.


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