The Most Beautiful Man in Existence

"Reading this book is a bit like stumbling across a new Pepys, or discovering the journals of James Boswell."—Roy Porter, author of London: A Social History

The Most Beautiful Man in Existence
The Scandalous Life of Alexander Lesassier

Lisa Rosner

1999 | 288 pages | Cloth $42.50
History | Biography | Medicine | Military Science
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface: A Journal of Life
1. Interest or Love
2. Born to Misfortune
3. Hot from Your Studies
4. This Despicable Rock
5. The Most Beautiful Man in Existence
6. Tinsel of Military Reputation
7. Soothing Hope of Speedy Promotion
8. Arrived at Wealth and Dignity
9. Thrown on the Wide World
10. Appearances Are of Essential Consequence
11. Consecutive Chain of Corroborative Evidence
12. Compare What I Might Have Been with What I Am
Epilogue: One Series of Hardships and Privations

A Note on Sources
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index