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Lola Montez A Life (Paperback)

Author:  Bruce Seymour
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0300074395
ISBN-13: 9780300074390
Sku: 30278612
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  480
 
During a short but incredible life, Lola Montez transformed herself from middle-class British daughter to notorious adventurer, attracting admirers and scandal wherever she went. This highly entertaining biography uncovers the real story of one of the best-known women of the Victorian era--a dancer and actress, a power behind thrones, and a mistress to important men over four continents.
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During a short but incredible life, Lola Montez transformed herself from middle-class British daughter to notorious adventurer, attracting admirers and scandal wherever she went. This highly entertaining biography uncovers the real story of one of the best-known women of the Victorian era--a dancer and actress, a power behind thrones, and a mistress to important men over four continents.Traces the life of the Anglo-Irish woman who recreated herself as Spanish noblewoman Lola Montez and later became the mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria

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Spectator
"Eschewing psychobiography in workmanlike narrative, [Seymour] has written what will remain the standard biography of a woman whose talent for self-promotion made her world famous." - Raymond Carr 05/25/1996

Literary Review
"Bruce Seymour takes a surgeon's scalpel to the legend, slicing through the rumours and the scandal to lay open the bare bones of her life. His book has a clarity that renders the four years of research it took to create it almost invisible to the reader....It nearly achieves the impossible by catching the monster that was Lola and putting her safely on public display." - Alex Woodcock-Clarke June 1996

New Republic
"...one doesn't easily lay this book down, and the scholarly care with which Seymour has investigated Lola's mystifications enhances its interest." - Frederick Brown 07/15/1996

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0480
Product attributePublisher:   Yale University Press
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