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Author Kavanagh, Julie, 1952-

Title The girl who loved camellias : the life and legend of Marie Duplessis / Julie Kavanagh.

Publisher New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
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 Lakewood Library  B DUPLESSIS:M KAVANAGH    ON SHELF
 Lakewood Library  B DUPLESSIS:M KAVANAGH    ON SHELF
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 288 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Summary Documents the lesser-known story of the famous courtesan who was a muse and mistress to such figures as Alexandre Dumas and Franz Liszt, tracing her upbringing in early Normandy and her reinvention in Paris before becoming one the most adored women in 1840's France and inspiring such works as Dumas's "The Lady of the Camellias" and Verdi's "La Traviata."
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-273) and index.
Contents Alphonsine : waif, grisette, lorette -- Marie -- The lady of the camellias -- Marguerite -- The countess.
Note "A Borzoi Book"--T.p. verso.
Subject Duplessis, Marie, 1824-1847.
Dumas, Alexandre, 1824-1895. Dame aux camélias.
Courtesans -- France -- Paris -- Biography.
Courtesans in literature.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780307270795