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The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two Written by Herself I shall not say why and how I became, at the age of fifteen, the mistress of the Earl of Craven Whether it was love, or the severity of my father, the depravity of my own heart, or the winning arts of the noble lord, which induced me to leave my paternal roof and place myself under his protection, does not now much signify or, if it does, I am not in the humour to gratify curiosity in this matter I resided on the Marine Parade at Brighton, and I remember that Lord Craven used to draw cocoa trees, and his fellows as he called them, on the best vellum paper for my amusement Here stood the enemy, he would say, and here, my love, are my fellows There the cocoa trees, c It was, in fact, a dead bore All these cocoa trees and fellows, at past eleven o clock at night, could have no peculiar interest for a child like myself, so lately in the habit of retiring early to rest One night, I recollect, I fell asleep and, as I often dream, I said yawning, and half awake, O Lord O Lord Craven has got me into the West Indies again In short I soon found that I had made but a bad speculation, by going from my father to Lord Craven I was evenafraid of the latter than I had been of the former Not that there was any particular harm in the man beyond his cocoa trees but we never suited nor understood each other. Free Read The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two Written by Herself author Harriette Wilson For Kindle ePUB or eBook – wildweaves.co.uk

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  1. I have to admit that this is not a book I would ve picked up on my own I like history but prefer the Middle Ages and the Tudor period This book came in a set about women in history I wanted the other books in the set.It s very entertaining It is impossible not to like Wilson At times, she is funny She writes, I have one advantage over other bad females writers and prosing ladies, which is, that I do not think myself agreeable Sometimes she is very modern in her comments on how society s I have to admit that this is not a book I would ve picked up on my own I like history but prefer the Middle Ages and the Tudor period This book came in a set about women in history I wanted the other books in the set.It s very entertaining It is impossible not to like Wilson At times, she is funny She writes, I have one advantage over other bad females writers and prosing ladies, which is, ...

  2. Wow What a life Harriette Wilson was the most promiment curtesan of her day She was not a kept woman, but rather she kept men I think the most fun thing about it is that she wrote her memoirs as blackmailso s...

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  4. This memoir was scatter brained, unorganized, and very real I found it refreshing, almost like listening to someone chat about their day Hariette is real, she shows her life as she experienced it I would be interested in comparing Hariette s version of events to other people who knew her and the people and places she talks about Her stories and accounts of the people around her are interesting and often funny or tragic As intriguing as her stories are, they are based primarily on her perso This memoir was scatter brained, unorganized, and very real I found it refreshing, almost like listening to someone chat about their day Hariette is real, she shows her life as she experienced it I would be interested in comparing Hariette s version of events to other people who knew her and the people and places she talks about Her stories and accounts of the people around her are interesting and often funny or tragic As intriguing as her stories are, they are based primarily on her personal opinion I would like to read any other personal accounts of the people described, just to compare impressions and understand the their personalities better I fo...

  5. It was surprising that this was written in the 19th century In many ways Harry Harriette seems so modern Her lack of interest in getting married and her firm belief that women should have the same rights to fun as men She isn t a prostitute She is what we would call a girlfriend She decided to write these memoirs as a way, since she was penniless, middle aged, and had been cheated out of her retirement money Before publishing, she offered all her ex boyfriends a chance to buy themselves It was surprising that this was written in the 19th century In many ways Harry Harriette seems so modern Her lack of interest in getting married and her firm belief that women should have the same rights to fun as men She isn t a prostitute She is what we would call a girlfriend She decided to write these memoirs as a way, since she was penniless, middle aged, and had been cheated out of her retirement money Before publishing, she offered all her ex boyfriends a chance to buy themselves out of her book I thought this showed class I did not take this as blackmail, as some people have I think she was only asking 200 which is very modest Sadly, we have no way of knowing who all bought themselves out of the book What is left though, was really good Harry isn t sleazy at all in her memoirs Her writing style is intimate, like sharin...

  6. From BBC Radio 4 Nancy Carroll stars as Harriette Wilson, one of the most infamous and talked about women of the early 19th century Her lovers included aristocrats, adventurers and even the Duke of Wellington himself...

  7. I don t know how or why I came into posession of this book I took a very long time reading it I kept it by my bed and would just read a page or two at night The story itself is charming and cute I love that period in history She is the most adorable little tart who always has a new drama to ...

  8. Somewhat interesting from an historical viewpoint, only moderately interesting as a narrative although written well and charmingly Rich and famous men chase after Harriette and vice versa She likes some of her sisters and not the others Think Jane Austen with no plot andsex.Wilson s actual writing is a good example of the fact that a great deal of description or concrete imagery is not necessary to create interest The men and women here come alive with only a few deft words that is Somewhat interesting from an historical viewpoint, only moderately interesting as a narrative although written well and charmingly Rich and famous men chase after Harriette and vice versa She likes some of her sisters and not the others Think Jane Austen with no plot andsex.Wilson s actual writing is a good example of the fact that a great deal of description or concrete imagery is not necessary to create interest The men and women here come alive with only a few deft words that is the real strength of the book, the people who inhabit it But with no...

  9. It s a shame Harriette Wilson wasn t discovered as a writer in her youth It was only when she became famous as a courtesan and published her memoirs that people seemed to care what she wrote Wilson s writing is witty and funny, although she is, I think, somewhat arrogant about her desirability among men My only hang up so to speak was her constant French conversations that she did not bother to translate I had this problem with the book, The Courtesans, as well Perhaps the authors assume th It s a shame Harriette Wilson wasn t discovered as a writer in her youth It was only when she became famous as a courtesan and published her memoirs that people seemed to care what she wrote Wilson s writing is witty and funny, although she is, I think, somewhat arrogant about her desirability among men My only hang up so to speak was her constant French conversations that she...

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  11. Oh, wonderful, terrible, hilarious Harriette Such a readable memoir, affectionate and scathing.

  12. Think of this memoir as a mix between Mean Girl s burn book and Sex the City gossip column I love all things Regency and always knew that it was the custom for those of the ton to have mistresses, but reading about it from the viewpoint of said mistress was very eye opening Harriette really was a clever writer and I would have loved it if she could have written , preferably novels She was incredibly progressive for her time and I easily saw a lot of 2019 cultural attitude within her Think of this memoir as a mix between Mean Girl s burn book and Sex the City gossip column I love all things Regency and always knew that it was the custom for those of the ton to have mistresses, but reading about it from the viewpoint of said mistress was very eye opening Harriette really was a clever writer and I would have loved it if she could have written , preferably novels She was incredibly progressive for her time and I easily saw a lot of 2019 cultural attitude within her pages.I didn t give it a...

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  14. The memoirs of this successful courtesan are interesting only historically not because they describe important persons and their private lives but as an early version of tabloid kiss and tell nonsense Who cares about the liaisons of this irritating woman with aristocratic idlers with the exception of Wellington who despite Wilson s clear dislike from the start comes across ratherhumane than the rest About the period we learn little and as for the life of a courtesan, I cannot say I h The memoirs of this successful courtesan are interesting only historically not because they describe important persons and their private lives but as an early version of tabloid kiss and tell nonsense Who cares about the liaisons of this irritating woman with aristocratic idlers with the exception of Wellington who despite Wilson s clear disl...