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The Resource The disinherited : a story of family, love, and betrayal, Robert Sackville-West

The disinherited : a story of family, love, and betrayal, Robert Sackville-West

Label
The disinherited : a story of family, love, and betrayal
Title
The disinherited
Title remainder
a story of family, love, and betrayal
Statement of responsibility
Robert Sackville-West
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the small hours of the morning of June 3, 1914, a woman and her husband were found dead in a sparsely furnished apartment in Paris. Only when the identity of the couple was revealed in the English press a fortnight later did the full story emerge. The man, Henry Sackville-West, had shot himself minutes after the death of his wife; but Henry's suicidal despair had been driven equally by the failure of his claim to be the legitimate heir to Knole, one of the largest and stateliest houses in England. Henry's father, Lord Sackville, had been introduced to Pepita de Oliva, a beautiful Spanish dancer born in the backstreets of Malaga, in 1852. Their affair lasted until Pepita's death in 1871, and produced five children, of whom Henry was the youngest. One of his older sisters, Victoria, would eventually become mistress of Knole through a judicious marriage. But Henry and the other illegitimate members of the family, Max, Flora, and Amalia, were gradually eased from the historical record. The Disinherited rescues them from the shadows to which they had been consigned, revealing the secrets and lies that lay at the heart of an English dynasty. It is an absorbing and moving tale of sibling rivalry as the brothers and sisters struggle for their father's love and against the stain of illegitimacy that had condemned them to lives of poverty and disappointment
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sackville-West, Robert
Dewey number
941.082092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.S23
LC item number
S23 2105
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sackville family
  • Knole (Sevenoaks, England)
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • History
Label
The disinherited : a story of family, love, and betrayal, Robert Sackville-West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn879582728
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781632860439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The disinherited : a story of family, love, and betrayal, Robert Sackville-West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn879582728
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781632860439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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