Amphibious Thing: The Life of Lord Hervey

Amphibious Thing: The Life of Lord Hervey

Amphibious Thing The Life of Lord Hervey Lord Hervey was one of the most controversial figures of the Georgian age The consummate courtier strikingly handsome elegant and witty he was both the favourite of the Queen and right hand man to Wa

  • Title: Amphibious Thing: The Life of Lord Hervey
  • Author: Lucy Moore
  • ISBN: 9780670879861
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lord Hervey was one of the most controversial figures of the Georgian age The consummate courtier strikingly handsome, elegant and witty he was both the favourite of the Queen and right hand man to Walpole Painted by Hogarth, satirized by Fielding and Pope, and confidant of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Hervey counted among his friends and enemies some of the most brillLord Hervey was one of the most controversial figures of the Georgian age The consummate courtier strikingly handsome, elegant and witty he was both the favourite of the Queen and right hand man to Walpole Painted by Hogarth, satirized by Fielding and Pope, and confidant of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Hervey counted among his friends and enemies some of the most brilliant men and women of the age.

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    It seems funny rating a book like this in this way.I assume that it historically factual, and the LM did her research, it feels like it is though, and I'm too lazy to find out.Lord H was a pretty cool dude, with fingers in many pies, and a bit of a gossip, if he was around today he'd probably have some reality TV show, and would be a SM star, or else he'd be the faceless one actually running the country.I found this at times fascinating, and then dull, but the fascinated won.

    I don't care about Will and Kate. I can't even stand to look at their airbrushed photos while I'm standing in line at the grocery store. But give me a juicy, gossipy, political/court thriller from the eighteenth century? Yes, please. Lucy Moore is one of those writers I am always envious of, because she's barely older than I, and she has a seemingly effortless ability to showcase her scholarship. I could live to be 80 and not write half so well.The "Amphibious" aspect of Lord Hervey was his bise [...]

    Amphibious Thing is another Kindle book that I picked up on sale, though I was uncertain that I'd care much about the life of an early Eighteenth Century person I'd never heard of. Thankfully, the book is well-written and fairly engaging, even while wading through reams of surviving letters and other sources.This is one of the better biographies I've read, as it does a very good job of both focusing on a particular topic, and not bouncing around much in time in order to do so. If you have no int [...]

    what a lovely book! i had come across lord hervey's name once in a while in some other books so i thought i'd give this one a go and am sooooo pleased i did. it is divided into short chapters chronicling his life mainly relying on letters as sources. i just loved the literary references and wish to have read this book earlier when i took part in a seminar about 18th century literature. that aside, lucy moore's book is just so entertaining, easy to read and has a brilliant index to look up facts [...]

    Describing Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson wrote, "Why, the man cannot drink tea without a stratagem." I do love those Augustan barbs. Almost as good as Congreve's line: There are snakes in his peruke!" Lucy Moore does an excellent job here telling the story of that "amphibious thing," as Pope called him. Lord Hervey, courtier, politician, poet, bisexual - he was the Georgian age's Snap Queen, and best girlfriends with the Queen herself - Caroline, George II's wife. The insults fly at a stately p [...]

    A fascinating but uneven book that includes some very interesting information but could have used a better editor - especially with the quotes from letters and journals. Huge sections are included that could have easily been pared down to just include the relevant information without the waffle.

    Moore's biography was interesting but seemed somehow inconsequential in the choice of subjects. Hervey was interesting to some extent but perhaps not full-length book worthy. His treatment (or lack thereof) of his wife and children made him certainly less likeable. His children barely make a showing in the book.

    Excellent use of letters to portray character. Very fair look at a flawed courtier in the time of George II.

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