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The Resource The girl who loved camellias : the life and legend of Marie Duplessis, Julie Kavanagh

The girl who loved camellias : the life and legend of Marie Duplessis, Julie Kavanagh

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The girl who loved camellias : the life and legend of Marie Duplessis
Title
The girl who loved camellias
Title remainder
the life and legend of Marie Duplessis
Statement of responsibility
Julie Kavanagh
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The astonishing and unknown story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who inspired Dumas's novel and play La dame aux camélias, Verdi's opera La Traviata, George Cukor's film Camille, and Frederick Ashton's ballet Marguerite and Armand. Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Greta Garbo, Isabelle Huppert, Maria Callas, Anna Netrebko, and Margot Fonteyn are just a few of the actors, singers, and dancers who have portrayed her. Drawing on new research, Julie Kavanagh re-creates the short, intense life of the tall, pale, slender girl who at thirteen fled her brute of a father and Normandy to go to Paris, where she would become one of the grand courtesans of the 1840s. France's national treasure, Alexandre Dumas père, was intrigued by her, his son became her lover, and Franz Liszt, too, fell under her spell. With elegant clothes, a coach, and a grand apartment, she entertained a salon of dandies, writers, and artists. Her death from tuberculosis at 23 became a national tragedy, and her independent and modern spirit has timeless appeal.--
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Biography type
individual biography
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IT-FiEUI
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1952-
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Kavanagh, Julie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Duplessis, Marie
  • Dumas, Alexandre
  • Courtesans
  • Courtesans in literature
  • Paris (France)
Label
The girl who loved camellias : the life and legend of Marie Duplessis, Julie Kavanagh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Alphonsine : waif, grisette, lorette -- Marie -- The lady of the camellias -- Marguerite -- The countess
  • Alphonsine : waif, grisette, lorette -- Marie -- The lady of the camellias -- Marguerite -- The countess
Control code
FIEb17349886
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780307270795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)824670885
Label
The girl who loved camellias : the life and legend of Marie Duplessis, Julie Kavanagh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Alphonsine : waif, grisette, lorette -- Marie -- The lady of the camellias -- Marguerite -- The countess
  • Alphonsine : waif, grisette, lorette -- Marie -- The lady of the camellias -- Marguerite -- The countess
Control code
FIEb17349886
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780307270795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)824670885

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