The Resource The mistress of Paris : the 19th-century courtesan who built an empire on a secret, Catherine Hewitt

The mistress of Paris : the 19th-century courtesan who built an empire on a secret, Catherine Hewitt

Label
The mistress of Paris : the 19th-century courtesan who built an empire on a secret
Title
The mistress of Paris
Title remainder
the 19th-century courtesan who built an empire on a secret
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Hewitt
Title variation
Mistress of Paris, the nineteenth-century courtesan who built an empire on a secret
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne was a celebrated nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan. She was painted by Manet and inspired Emile Zola, who immortalized her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her rumored affairs with Napoleon III and the future Edward VII kept gossip columns full. But her glamorous existence hid a dark secret: she was no Comtesse. She was born into abject poverty, raised on a squalid Paris backstreet; the lowest of the low. Yet she transformed herself into an enchantress who possessed a small fortune, three mansions, fabulous carriages, and art that drew the envy of connoisseurs across France and Europe. A consummate show-woman, she ensured that her life--and even her death--remained shrouded in just enough mystery to keep her audience hungry for more. Catherine Hewitt's biography, The Mistress of Paris, tells the forgotten story of a remarkable French woman who, though her roots were lowly, never stopped aiming high
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hewitt, Catherine
Dewey number
  • 944/.3610812092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC280.5.L28
LC item number
H49 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • La Bigne, Valtesse de
  • Courtesans
  • Paris (France)
  • France
Label
The mistress of Paris : the 19th-century courtesan who built an empire on a secret, Catherine Hewitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United Kingdom by Icon Books Ltd, c2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A child of the Revolution -- The child becomes a woman -- First love, first appearances -- Creation -- A courtesan must never cry -- The lioness, her prey and the cost -- Names and places -- The union of artists -- Words and wit -- Valtesse and Zola's Nana -- A picture speaks a thousand words -- A political affair: Gambetta, Annam and Tonkin -- The thickness of blood -- Slander, scandal and sun queens -- The thrill of the new: the comtesse in Monte Carlo -- The feminine touch -- New beginnings: the sale of the house -- The final act: preparing a legacy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plate
Isbn
9781250120663
Lccn
2016036614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • ocn947146307
  • (OCoLC)947146307
Label
The mistress of Paris : the 19th-century courtesan who built an empire on a secret, Catherine Hewitt
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United Kingdom by Icon Books Ltd, c2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A child of the Revolution -- The child becomes a woman -- First love, first appearances -- Creation -- A courtesan must never cry -- The lioness, her prey and the cost -- Names and places -- The union of artists -- Words and wit -- Valtesse and Zola's Nana -- A picture speaks a thousand words -- A political affair: Gambetta, Annam and Tonkin -- The thickness of blood -- Slander, scandal and sun queens -- The thrill of the new: the comtesse in Monte Carlo -- The feminine touch -- New beginnings: the sale of the house -- The final act: preparing a legacy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plate
Isbn
9781250120663
Lccn
2016036614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • ocn947146307
  • (OCoLC)947146307

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