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Book of the Courtesans free pdf An unprecedented, provocative look at the extraordinary world of the great courtesans, from Veronica Franco, who graced the palazzi of sixteenth-century Venice, and Madame de Pompadour, the arbiter of all things fashionable at Versailles, to La Belle Otero of the Grand Boulevards of fin-de-siecle Paris, who frequently sported jewel-encrusted garters, and Marion Davies who took Hollywood by storm. The Book of the Courtesans enticingly illustrates the intricacies of their lavish lifestyles and their incredible life stories and further reveals how these cunning women seized the opportunity to become the West's first female liberators, free to choose their own lovers and command remarkable respect.

About Susan Griffin

Susan Griffin is an acclaimed writer, poet and critic. Her book A Chorus of Stones was shortlisted for both the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle award for Criticism. She lives in San Francisco.

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Author : Susan Griffin
Publisher : Pan Books
Data Published : 07 March 2003
ISBN : 0330488074
EAN : 9780330488075
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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