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I Am Madame X

Autor: Gioia Diliberto
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743245660
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The life of Virginie Gautreau, the notorious beauty of Madame X, John Singer Sargent's most famous and scandalous portrait, provides inspiration for this absorbing and intriguing novel. Madame X caused an immediate furor when Sargent unveiled it at the 1884 Paris Salon. The subject's bold pose, provocative dress, and decadent pallor shocked the public, and the critics panned the picture, smashing Sargent's dream of a Paris career. The artist soon relocated to England, where he established himself as the favorite portrait painter of the wealthy. In this remarkable novel, Gioia Diliberto tells Virginie's story, drawing on the sketchy facts of Virginie's life to re-create her tempestuous personality and the captivating milieu of nineteenth-century Paris. Born in New Orleans to two of Louisiana's prominent Creole families and raised at Parlange, her grandmother's lush plantation, Virginie fled to France with her mother and sister during the Civil War. The family settled in Paris among other expatriate Southerners and hoped, through their French ancestry, to insinuate themselves into high society. They soon were absorbed into the fascinating and wealthy world of grand ballrooms, dressmakers' salons, luxurious country estates, and artists' ateliers. Because of Virginie's striking appearance and vivid character, her mother pinned the family's hopes for social acceptance on her daughter, who became a "professional beauty" and married a French banker. Even before Sargent painted her portrait, Virginie's reputation for promiscuity and showy self-display made her the subject of vicious Paris gossip. I Am Madame X is a compulsively readable immersion in Belle Epoque Paris. It is also the story of a great work of art, illuminating the struggle between Virginie and Sargent as they fought to control the outcome of a painting that changed their lives and affected the course of art history.

Madame X

Autor: J. W. McConaughy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504043669
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A tragic story of infidelity, murder, and a mother’s love in turn-of-the-century France. When Jacqueline Floriot’s husband, Louis, finds her in the arms of another man, she and her lover flee the house. Two years later, Jacqueline returns, hoping to reunite with her young son, Raymond. But Louis, overcome with jealous rage, sends her out into the cold of winter without so much as a glimpse of her child. His merciless act sets off a tragic chain of events as Jacqueline sinks into a life of depravity, drugs, and prostitution. Twenty years later, Raymond is a lawyer, working alongside his father. When he finds himself representing a woman accused of murder, a woman known only as Madame X, he has no way of knowing that he defends his own mother—or that she may have committed her alleged crime out of love for her son. Based on Alexandre Bisson’s 1908 play of the same name, J. W. McConaughy’s novel brilliantly depicts a harrowing tale. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Madame X

Autor: Jasinda Wilder
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 1101986883
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"My name is Madame X.aI'm the best at what I do . . .a a Hired to transform the uncultured, inept sons of the wealthy and powerful into decisive, confident men, Madame X wields culture and wit like a knife. But behind her sophisticated facade X is a woman adrift, trapped between a dangerous past she can't remember and the protection of a seductive man who claims her body-and her soul. a Undone time and again by his exquisite dominance, X craves and fears his desire in equal measure. And while she longs for the safety of her tower penthouse, she also yearns to escape. But X has never known anything or anyone else-untilaheacame along . . .a 'Wilder pulls out all the stops for this spellbinding novel of identity, passion, and fear . . . Once readers fall into X's story, they'll be desperate for the next installments.' Publishers Weekly(starred review)'One of the most unique books I've read in a while . . . The next book cannot come soon enough . . . This is one of those stories that will leave you thinking about it for days afterward.' Smart Bitches, Trashy Books'Madame Xais about so many things- dominance, submission, captivity, choices, eroticism, and intimacy. It is the start of a series that is like a coming of age erotica, pulling themes from fairy tales and cautionary tales as well . . . Wilder balances the eroticism and action beautifully, the imagery created from X's mind is sometimes surprising but always gorgeous . . . The best thing is that there is more to come from Jasinda Wilder in this series and I can't wait to read it.' Heroes and Heartbreakersa 'Unlike anything else I've ever read . . . Compelling and dark . . . (X's) story isn't one you'll soon forget.' BookPageaa 'Poetic and sinfully provocative,aMadame Xais Jasinda Wilder at her absolute, steamiest best!' Katy Evans,aNew York Timesabestselling author'Jasinda Wilder like you've never seen her before.aMadame Xadraws you in from the first page and doesn't let go until long after the last.' K. Bromberg,aNew York Timesabestselling author'Jasinda outdid herself! Every word, every line in this book was a treat and I savored every bite. Sensual, intelligent and well-paced, I am on the edge of my seat and needing more!' Alessandra Torre,aNew York Timesabestselling author"

Madame X

Autor: McConaughy J. W *
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781355337720
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The Collection

Autor: Gioia Diliberto
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416546243
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Isabelle Varlet, charming and naïve, comes from a long line of seamstresses in a small town in France. A series of unfortunate events and her prodigious sartorial talent carry her to Paris, which in the wake of World War I is electric with new life. When Isabelle takes a job in the atelier of Coco Chanel, the rising star of haute couture, she finds herself in the heart of a glamorous and ruthless world filled with arrogant designers, handsome men, beautiful women, and fashion thieves who prowl Paris hoping to steal designs before they hit the runway. In Chanel's workshop, Isabelle thrives on the time-honored techniques of couture -- the pains-taking hand stitches, the perfect fall of fabric -- and the sleek, pared-down lines of "Mademoiselle's" revolutionary style. As Isabelle brings an exquisite dress to life for the fall collection -- from its embryonic origins in humble muslin to its finished form in the finest silk -- she navigates the tempestuous moods of Chanel, the cutthroat antics of her fellow workers, and her own search for love. Just as she did in her critically acclaimed novel I Am Madame X, Gioia Diliberto brings a rich historical moment to life through her vivid and compelling storytelling. Her penetrating research and imagination are gracefully woven together in this poignant story filled with larger-than-life characters embroiled in scandalous tales, passionate love affairs, and extraordinary careers. The Collection is an exuberantly entertaining read.

Gender And German Cinema Volume I

Autor: Sandra Frieden
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780854969470
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International film has received some of its most original impulses from German film makers however the works by women directors in German speaking countries have been largely ignored in spite of the important social, political and historical issues they have raised. This is the first work to consider the broad spectrum of German cinema through the category of gender. These volumes will be standard handbooks in film studies for many years to come.

Sapphic Fathers

Autor: Gretchen Schultz
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442666404
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Literature that explored female homosexuality flourished in late nineteenth-century France. Poets, novelists, and pornographers, whether Symbolists, Realists, or Decadents, were all part of this literary moment. In Sapphic Fathers, Gretchen Schultz explores how these male writers and their readers took lesbianism as a cipher for apprehensions about sex and gender during a time of social and political upheaval. Tracing this phenomenon through poetry (Baudelaire, Verlaine), erotica and the popular novel (Belot), and literary fiction (Zola, Maupassant, Péladan, Mendès), and into scientific treatises, Schultz demonstrates that the literary discourse on lesbianism became the basis for the scientific and medical understanding of female same-sex desire in France. She also shows that the cumulative impact of this discourse left tangible traces that lasted well beyond nineteenth-century France, persisting into twentieth-century America to become the basis of lesbian pulp fiction after the Second World War.

Encore Tricolore Nouvelle 4 Student Book

Autor: Heather Mascie-Taylor
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780174403449
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Encore Tricolore nouvelle edition builds on the success of Encore Tricolore and Tricolore. The new edition is exactly the right level for middle to high ability. The course now incorporates new features to bring it in line with the revised GCSE and Standard Grade specifications.