Dette emne er markeret som "i hvile"—det seneste indlæg er mere end 90 dage gammel. Du kan vække emnet til live ved at poste et indlæg.
I've heard that Fanny Burney's letters are also good, but keep forgetting to see for myself.
I'm reading Aristocrats by Stella Tillyard right now, which is about the four Lennox sisters (daughters of the second Duke of Richmond). So far, it's really interesting. And most of the information in that book, too, is from letters. Though a lot were burned also.
I am a big fan of the Georgian period (as I guess most people on this list might be!), and I think it will be interesting reading as that is really when the aristocracy, I think, became more and more powerful. The 18th and 19th centuries were the heyday of the aristocrats, in my opinion, before the Industrial Revolution brought them down again.
I can't tell from your post- do you prefer the Georgian period or the Victorian one? For some reason, I'm thinking Georgian, but I can't be sure :-)
I don't yet have enough knowledge of either era to prefer one era to another - the characterization is Ben Wilson's, not necessarily mine.
> 17 I don't have a general history of Napoleon, though I own Napoleon: His Wives and Women. I haven't read it, though, so I can't say if I recommend it or not. I also have books about the French Revolution, though that is slightly earlier than the era you're talking about. Sorry to be of so little help :-)