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Sir William Hamilton : Envoy Extraordinary

Sir William Hamilton : Envoy Extraordinary


by Brian Fothergill

London: Faber & Faber, 1969. A history of the British Envoy in Naples, collector of Roman antiquities, and later in life husband of Emma, celebrated beauty of the age, painted by Romney, and who ran off with Lord Nelson. William Beckford. A fascinating story by this extraordinary biographer--Hamilton's life was later fictionalized by Susan Sontag in The Volcano Lovers without credit to Fothergill. Book and jacket in very good condition.


Biographies England Italy Literature Rome

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