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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
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne was painted by Edouard Manet and inspired Emile 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
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Hewitt, Catherine
Form of composition
not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sarah Nichols
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Nichols, Sarah
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  • La Bigne, Valtesse de
  • Mistresses
  • France
  • Paris (France)
  • La Bigne, Valtesse de
  • Manners and customs
  • Mistresses
  • France
  • France
Target audience
general
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not applicable
Label
The Mistress of Paris : The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret, Catherine Hewitt
Instantiates
Publication
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Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962410882
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470860516
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZEc6ez
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781470860516
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1722689
  • (OCoLC)962410882
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Mistress of Paris : The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret, Catherine Hewitt
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962410882
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470860516
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZEc6ez
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781470860516
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1722689
  • (OCoLC)962410882
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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