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Earls of Paradise: England & the Dream of Perfection
 
 
Author
Adam Nicolson.
Publisher Harper  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9780007240524
Pages/Publication Date 298/2008
Daedalus Item Code 33596
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In the Arcadian vision, tomorrow would always be the same as yesterday—a dream that became ever more alluring as the changes of approaching modernity accelerated through 16th-and 17th-century England, and a new mercantile, individualist world clashed with the communal and chivalric ideals of the old. To tell the story of this transformation from the 1520s to the 1640s, Adam Nicolson takes a single great family—the Earls of Pembroke, their wives, children, estates, tenants, and allies—and follows their trajectory across three generations of change, nostalgia, ambition, resistance, and war.

"Beautifully written and finely balanced ... above all, it is a sensual, even rapturous tribute to the beauties of the countryside and a disarmingly readable contribution to the history of ideas.... Nicolson's carefully crafted prose never strikes a false note. With its love of natural beauty, its affection for small communities, its trust in the past and its customs, his book will give abiding pleasure."—Sunday Times (London)

 
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