About this book
The story of Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci, 18th century opera star, and the intriguing tale of his elopement with his teenage pupil, Dorothea Maunsell, their subsequent marriage and celebrated divorce. Based on previously unseen material, this is a fascinating insight into the world of opera, sex and marriage in the Georgian period, exploring issues that continue to resonate today. Now in paperback, this was a Radio 4 Book of the Week and it was strongly reviewed. '(Berry) deploys her considerable skills as a historian and writer to re-create with panache the world in which Dorothea and Tenducci both flourished and floundered' "Sunday Times"
The tale of Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci, 18th century castrato, celebrity, and heart-throb, and his elopement and love affair with his teenage pupil Doroethea Maunsell, a story that opens up a new history of attitudes towards sex and celebrity in Georgian Britain, and explores questions about the meaning of marriage that resonate in our own time.
|Oxford University Press|