Beau Brummell

Beau Brummell
Author : Ian Kelly
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2013-07-23
ISBN 10 : 9781416531982
ISBN 13 : 141653198X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable." -- Beau Brummell Long before tabloids and television, Beau Brummell was the first person famous for being famous, the male socialite of his time, the first metrosexual -- 200 years before the word was conceived. His name has become synonymous with wit, profligacy, fine tailoring, and fashion. A style pundit, Brummell was singly responsible for changing forever the way men dress -- inventing, in effect, the suit. Brummell cut a dramatic swath through British society, from his early years as a favorite of the Prince of Wales and an arbiter of taste in the Age of Elegance, to his precipitous fall into poverty, incarceration, and madness. Brummell created the blueprint for celebrity crash and burn, falling dramatically out of favor and spending his last years in a hellish asylum. For nearly two decades, Brummell ruled over the tastes and pursuits of the well heeled and influential, and for almost as long, lived in penury and exile. With vivid prose, critically acclaimed biographer Ian Kelly unlocks the glittering, turbulent world of late-eighteenth/early-nineteenth-century London -- the first truly modern metropolis: venal, fashion-and-celebrity obsessed, self-centered and self-doubting -- through the life of one of its greatest heroes and most tragic victims. Brummell personified London's West End, where a new style of masculinity and modern men's fashion were first defined. Brummell was the leading Casanova and elusive bachelor of his time, appealing to both men and women of his society. The man Lord Byron once claimed was more important than Napoleon, Brummell was the ultimate cosmopolitan man. "Toyboy" to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and leader of playboys including the eventual king of England, Brummell inspired Pushkin to write Eugene Onegin, and Byron to write Don Juan, and he influenced others from Oscar Wilde to Coco Chanel. Through love letters, historical records, and poems, Kelly reveals the man inside the suit, unlocking the scandalous behavior of London's high society while illuminating Brummell's enigmatic life in the colorful, tumultuous West End. A rare rendering of an era filled with excess, scandal, promiscuity, opulence, and luxury, Beau Brummell is the first comprehensive view of an elegant and ultimately tragic figure whose influence continues to this day.

Beau Brummell

Beau Brummell
Author : Lewis Melville
Publisher :
Total Pages : 313
Release : 1925
ISBN 10 : WISC:89097269468
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Beau Brummell

Beau Brummell
Author : Ron Hutchinson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2017-02-14
ISBN 10 : 9781786821577
ISBN 13 : 1786821575
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beau Brummell Book Description:

It is the winter of 1819. The most famous wit and dandy of them all, the man who taught a generation of Englishmen how to dress, friend and confidant to lords, ladies and royalty, is preparing to receive the Prince of Wales. But this is not Bath or Brighton or any of the other fashionable watering holes where for years Beau Brummell held court to regency swells. The most stylish man of his day now lives in a madhouse in Calais with his valet, determined as ever to relive past glories. Beau Brummell had its world premiere at the Theatre Royal, Bath in February 2001, and starred Peter Bowles.

Beau Brummell

Beau Brummell
Author : William Jesse
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1981
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105014918887
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Reign of Beau Brummell

The Reign of Beau Brummell
Author : Willard Connely
Publisher :
Total Pages : 294
Release : 1940
ISBN 10 : WISC:89097269476
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Life and Times of Beau Brummell

The Life and Times of Beau Brummell
Author : Carlo Maria Franzero
Publisher :
Total Pages : 256
Release : 1958
ISBN 10 : IND:30000054425073
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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