Experience a “surprisingly moving” tale of love, ambition, and heartbreak in this historical romance based on the life of Mary Robinson (Historical Novel Society).
Bright, talented, and well-educated, young Mary Robinson aspires to be an actress, but her mother has other plans. Married off to a man that gambles away their money and is constantly unfaithful, Mary turns to the stage to support herself.
It is there that she draws the attention of one of Britain’s most powerful men, the Prince of Wales. When the Prince professes his love, Mary soon finds herself giving up everything: her career, her husband, and her independence. But the royal’s affections are fickle, and soon Mary’s sacrifices are all for naught . . .
A moving and tragic story based on Mary Robinson’s own memoirs, Lady of Passion reveals the intimate details of the life of one of the most famous women of her time.