Aristocratic Vice:

The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Gambling, and Adultery in Eighteenth-century England
Author(s): 
Andrew, Donna T.
ISBN: 
9780300184344
Date published: 
July 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£35.00

Examines the outrage against - and attempts to end - the four vices associated with the aristocracy in 18th century in England: duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling. This book also shows how a century of public attacks on aristocratic vices promoted a sense of "class superiority" among the soon-to-emerge British middle class.