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Queen of the Wits: A Life of Laetitia Pilkington (Paperback)
  • Queen of the Wits: A Life of Laetitia Pilkington (Paperback)
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Queen of the Wits: A Life of Laetitia Pilkington (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 05/02/2009
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Poetess, fallen woman and wit, Laetitia Pilkington spent her life as close to fame as she was near to ruin. Favoured by, among others, the newly celebrated Jonathan Swift in Ireland in the 1730s, she collected stories and developed the brazen femininity that would be her only currency in London a decade later. Divorced by her husband after she was exposed as an adulteress, she led a life of precarious self-sufficiency. Through humour, intelligence and her skilful use of scandal, she survived on the very fringes of respectability.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571224296
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 314 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 24 mm
Edition: Main

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