|Life Mask (2004) [Novel]|
by Emma Donoghue
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(From the publisher):
Historical novel based on the true story of a love triangle between celebrities - an artist, an actress, and an aristocrat - that scandalized late eigtheenth-century London.
Lord Derby, unhappily married and the inventor of the horse race that bears his name, is the steadfast suitor of England's leading comedy star, Eliza Farren. When the working-class actress begins a deep friendship with the artistocratic widow Anne Damer, a sculptor and rumoured Sapphist, the consequent scandal threatens to topple Eliza from her precarious position and destroy the lives of all three.
Original title: Life Mask
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 18th Century
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ British Isles→ England