Harriette Wilsons Memoirs

Harriette Wilsons Memoirs 19th Century London Produced A Fine Flowering Of Eccentrics And Individualists Chief Among Them Was Harriette Wilson, Whose Patrons Included Most Of The Distinguished Men Of The Day, From The Duke Of Wellington To Lord Byron She Held Court In A Box At The Opera, Attended By Statesmen, Poets, National Heroes, Aristocrats, Members Of The Beau Monde, And Students Who Hoped To Be Immortalized By Her Glance She Wrote These Memoirs In Middle Age, When She Had Fallen Out Of Favor, And She Advised Her Former Lovers That 200 Of Them Would Be Edited Out The Result Is An Elegant, Zestful, Unrepentant Memoir, Which Offers Intimately Detailed Portraits Of The Regency Demimonde. I have to admit that this is not a book I would ve picked up on my own I like history but prefer the Middle Ages and the Tudor period This book came in a set about women in history I wanted the other books in the set.It s very entertaining It is impossible not to like Wilson At times, she is funny She writes, I have one advantage over other bad females writers and prosing ladies, which is, that I do not think myself agreeable Sometimes she is very modern in her comments on how s
Wow What a life Harriette Wilson was the most promiment curtesan of her day She was not a kept woman, but rather she kept men I think the most fun thing about it is that she wrote her memoirs as blackmailso she tells
view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler This memoir was scatter brained, unorganized, and very real I found it refreshing, almost like listening to someone chat about their day Hariette is real, she shows her life as she experienced it I would be interested in comparing Hariette s version of events to other people who knew her and the people and places she talks about Her stories and accounts of the people around her are interesting and often funny or tragic As intriguing as her stories are, they are based primarily on her perso This memoir was scatter brained, unorganized, and very real I found it refreshing, almost like listening to someone chat about their day Hariette is real, she shows her life as she experienced it I would be interested in comparing Hariette s version of events to other people who knew her and the people and places she talks about Her stories and accounts of the people around her are interesting and often
From BBC Radio 4 Nancy Carroll stars as Harriette Wilson, one of the most infamous and talked about women of the early 19th century Her lovers included aristocrats, adventurers and even the Duke of Wellington himself And when
I don t know how or why I came into posession of this book I took a very long time reading it I kept it by my bed and would just read a page or two at night The story itself is charming and cute I love
It was surprising that this was written in the 19th century In many ways Harry Harriette seems so modern Her lack of interest in getting married and her firm belief that women should have the same rights to fun as men She isn t a prostitute She is what we would call a girlfriend She decided to write these memoirs as a way, since she was penniless, middle aged, and had been cheated out of her retirement money Before publishing, she offered all her ex boyfriends a chance to buy themselves It was surprising that this was written in the 19th century In many ways Harry Harriette seems so modern Her lack of interest in gett
Somewhat interesting from an historical viewpoint, only moderately interesting as a narrative although written well and charmingly Rich and famous men chase after Harriette and vice versa She likes some of her sisters and not the others Think Jane Austen with no plot andsex.Wilson s actual writing is a good example of the fact that a great deal of description or concrete imagery is not necessary
It s a shame Harriette Wilson wasn t discovered as a writer in her youth It was only when she became famous as a courtesan and published her memoirs that people seemed to care what she wrote Wilson s writing is witty and funny, although she is, I think, somewhat arrogant about her desirability among men My only hang up so to speak was her constant French conversations that she did not bother to translate I had this problem with the book, The Courtesans, as well Perhaps the authors assume th It s a shame Harriette Wilson wasn t discovered as a writer in her youth It was only when she became famous as a courtesan and published her memoirs that people seemed to care what she wrote Wilson s writing is witty and funny, although she is, I think, somewhat arrogant about her desirability among men My only hang up so to speak was her constant French conversations that she
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  • Harriette Wilsons Memoirs
  • Harriette Wilson
  • 09 February 2017
  • 0712609946