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The Profligate Son - a book by Phillips, Nicola

The Profligate Son

Or, a True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice, and Financial Ruin in Regency Britain

The Profligate Son( )
Author: Phillips, Nicola
ISBN:978-0-465-00892-6
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Basic Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $28.99
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A profligate son was every Georgian parent’s worst nightmare. To his father, William Jackson’s imprudent spending, incessant partying, and sexual adventures were a sure sign he was on the slippery slope to ruin. But to his friends, William was a "damned good fellow,” a charming, impeccably dressed young gentleman with enviable seductive skills who was willing to defend his honor in duels. Mr. Jackson and his son viewed each other across a generational gap that...
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