At the end of Volume 1, the war in Greece returns one character to Windsor, and takes two more away.
Lord Raymond seeks a remedy for what his passions have done to him.
After a musical evening, Perdita tells her brother Lionel that he cannot understand what woman’s love is.
Letters written by three different women (including Mary Shelley) form a new modern gateway to the closing chapters of Volume 1.
A brave and determined Perdita plays hostess at an elaborate gala; the guest of honor fails to arrive.
With his wife Perdita holding proof of his adultery, Lord Raymond puts on a show and then loses his mind.
In the midst of his term as head of state, Lord Raymond stumbles on extramarital love in a poor artist’s garret.
Psychological torture enters the story, as Lionel’s sister Perdita begins to experience the world of a politician’s wife.
Idyllic years for a circle of friends conclude with an experiment in politics. Who wants to run England?
Adrian’s younger sister has captured Lionel’s heart. Her mother the Ex-Queen has other ideas. “Attend, O reader! while I narrate this tale of wonders!”