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The Resource The mistress of Paris, by Catherine Hewitt

The mistress of Paris, by Catherine Hewitt

Label
The mistress of Paris
Title
The mistress of Paris
Statement of responsibility
by Catherine Hewitt
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne was painted by Édouard Manet and inspired Émile Zola, who immortalized her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her rumored affairs with Napoleon III and the future King 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 backstreet among the dregs of Parisian society. Yet she transformed herself into an enchantress who possessed a small fortune, three mansions, fabulous carriages, and art the envy of connoisseurs across 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. Spectacularly evoking the sights and sounds of mid- to late nineteenth-century Paris in all its hedonistic glory, Catherine Hewitt's biography tells, for the first time ever in English, the forgotten story of a remarkable woman who, though her roots were lowly, never stopped aiming high
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Hewitt, Catherine
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sarah Nichols
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Nichols, Sarah
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  • La Bigne, Valtesse de
  • Courtesans
  • Paris (France)
  • France
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The mistress of Paris, by Catherine Hewitt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The 19th-century courtesan who built an empire on a secret"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (9 hr., 30 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470860523
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMc6ez
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn962410883
  • (OCoLC)962410883
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The mistress of Paris, by Catherine Hewitt
Publication
Note
"The 19th-century courtesan who built an empire on a secret"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (9 hr., 30 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470860523
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMc6ez
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn962410883
  • (OCoLC)962410883
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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