The revised and edited first volume in a single illustrated file, for the convenience of extremely modern readers.
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?