London. Hodder & Stoughton & Zeleika. 2020. First edition, first printing. Black cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. x, 388 pages. Hors-texte black-and-white illustrative plates. 240 x 160mm (9½ x 6¼"). 0.7kg. 9781529390704. English. Fine; as new.
The authoritative biography of Gladys Deacon, the intellectual beauty who graced the drawings rooms of Belle Epoque Europe but lived out her final years as a recluse in England. Vickers' narrative includes her American family, her father who shot dead her mother's lover, her often romantic associations with Bernard Berenson, Count Robert de Montesquiou, Crown Prince William of Prussia and Prince Roffredo Caetani, and her doomed marriage to the 9th Duke of Marlborough. The author first wrote Deacon's biography in 1979, this new edition has been rewritten and includes fresh material, including much derived from the Blenheim archives.
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