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Perdita: The Life of Mary Robinson

AuthorPaula Byrne

NarratorDiana Bishop

Duration17h 30m

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, Biography and Autobiography

PublisherIsis

VersionUnabridged

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One of the most flamboyant women of the late 18th century, Mary Robinson's life was marked by reversals of fortune. After being raised by a middle-class father, Mary was married, age 14, to Thomas Robinson. His dissipated lifestyle landed the couple and their baby in debtor's prison, where Mary wrote her first book of poetry and met lifelong friend Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire. On her release, Mary quickly became one of the most popular actresses of the day, famously playing Perdita in 'The Winter's Tale' for a rapt audience that included the Prince of Wales, who fell madly in love with her.

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