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Girl Who Loved Camelias free pdf This riveting biography brilliantly explores the short, intense, and passionate life of the country girl from Normandy, who at thirteen fled her brute of a father to go to Paris. Almost overnight she became one of the most admired courtesans of the 1840s--the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas "fils"' "The Lady of the Camellias" and Verdi's "La Traviata." With her aristocratic ways, elegant clothes and signature camellias, Marie was always a subject of fascination at the opera and the boulevard cafEs. Her death at twenty-three from tuberculosis created such an outpouring of sympathy in the press that Charles Dickens, who was in Paris at the time, was amazed. "Everything is erased in the face of an incident which is far more important," he wrote, "the romantic death of one of the glories of the demi-monde, the beautiful, the famous Marie Duplessis."

About Julie Kavanagh

Julie Kavanagh is the author of "Secret Muses: The Life of Frederick Ashton" and "Nureyev." She was trained as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School, graduated from Oxford with a First in English, and has been the arts editor of "Harpers

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Author : Julie Kavanagh
Publisher : Vintage Books
Data Published : 15 August 2014
ISBN : 0804171556
EAN : 9780804171557
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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