How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal MateOur Price: $27.99
The award-winning author of Wedlock traces the efforts of Georgian man Thomas Day to create an ideal wife after failing to find a woman who reflected his views about subservience, describing how he adopted two young orphans and raised them according to the extreme principles of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Enlightenment.
- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN-13: 9780465065745
- Publisher: Basic Books
- Published: April 2013
Our Price: $16.00
In an era when bloodletting was considered a cure for everything from colds to smallpox, surgeon John Hunter was a medical innovator, an eccentric, and the person to whom anyone who has ever had surgery probably owes his or her life. In this sensational and macabre story, readers meet the surgeon who counted not only lumibaries among his patients, but also 'resurrection men' among his close acquaintances. The book provides a captivating portrait of Hunter's ruthless devotion to uncovering the secrets of the human body, and the extraordinary lengths to which this maverick surgeon went to do so. Notes, Index. 342p.
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN-13: 9780767916530
- Publisher: Broadway Books
- Published: September 2005
Wedlock: The True Story of the Disasterous Marriage and Remarkable Divore of Mary Elanor Bowes, Countess of StrathmoreOur Price: $17.00
Traces the dramatic story of Mary Eleanor Bowes, the richest heiress in 18th-century Britain and an ancestor of the current queen, as she stumbles headlong into scandal when, following her first husband's death, a charming young army hero flatters his way into the widow's bed, marries her, and embarks on a campaign of violence, and cruelty against his bride to take control of her vast fortune.
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN-13: 9780307383372
- Publisher: Three Rivers Press
- Published: February 2010