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How to create the perfect wife : Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and his Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate. / Wendy Moore.

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  • ISBN: 9780465065738 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.

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Thomas Day, an 18th-century British writer and radical, knew exactly the sort of woman he wanted to marry. Pure and virginal like an English country maid yet tough and hardy like a Spartan heroine, she would live with him in an isolated cottage, completely subservient to his whims. But after being rejected by a number of spirited young women, Day concluded that the perfect partner he envisioned simply did not exist in frivolous, fashion-obsessed Georgian society. Rather than conceding defeat and giving up his search for the woman of his dreams, however, Day set out to create her.So begins the extraordinary true story at the heart of How to Create the Perfect Wife, prize-winning historian Wendy Moore's captivating tale of one man's mission to groom his ideal mate. A few days after he turned twenty-one and inherited a large fortune, Day adopted two young orphans from the Foundling Hospital and, guided by the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the...
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Electronic reproduction. New York : Basic Books, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2621 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3036 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
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