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The Resource The dead duke, his secret wife, and the missing corpse : an extraordinary Edwardian case of deception and intrigue, Piu Marie Eatwell

The dead duke, his secret wife, and the missing corpse : an extraordinary Edwardian case of deception and intrigue, Piu Marie Eatwell

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The dead duke, his secret wife, and the missing corpse : an extraordinary Edwardian case of deception and intrigue
Title
The dead duke, his secret wife, and the missing corpse
Title remainder
an extraordinary Edwardian case of deception and intrigue
Statement of responsibility
Piu Marie Eatwell
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the most notorious and bizarre mysteries of the Edwardian age, for readers who loved The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. At the close of the Victorian era, as now, privacy was power. The extraordinarily wealthy 5th Duke of Portland had a mania for it, hiding in his horsedrawn carriage and creating tunnels between buildings to avoid being seen. So when, in 1897, an elderly widow asked the court to exhume the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce, under the suspicion that he'd led a double life as the 5th Duke, no one could dismiss her claim. The eccentric duke, Anna Maria was sure, had faked his death as Druce, and, therefore, her son should inherit the Portland millions. A lurid, decade-long case was born. Uncovering new archival treasures and offering a 'lively account of ... the lies, deceit, and hypocrisy of Victorian society' (The Times), Piu Marie Eatwell evokes an era in transition, when the rise of sensationalist media blurred every fact into fiction, and when family secrets and fluid identities pushed class anxieties to new heights"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eatwell, Piu Marie
Dewey number
  • 941.082/3092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT9991.P67
LC item number
E28 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Portland, William John Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Privacy
  • Secrecy
  • Missing persons
  • Fraud
  • Trials (Fraud)
  • Great Britain
Label
The dead duke, his secret wife, and the missing corpse : an extraordinary Edwardian case of deception and intrigue, Piu Marie Eatwell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9781631491238
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015024557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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Label
The dead duke, his secret wife, and the missing corpse : an extraordinary Edwardian case of deception and intrigue, Piu Marie Eatwell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9781631491238
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015024557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations :

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