Proust'S Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-De-Siecle Paris download free [PDF and Ebook] by Caroline Weber

Proust'S Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-De-Siecle Paris download free [PDF and Ebook] by Caroline Weber year 2018
  • Book name: Proust'S Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-De-Siecle Paris
  • Author: Caroline Weber
  • Release date: 2018/5/25
  • Publisher: KNOPF PUBLISHING GROUP
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9780307961785
  • Rating: 9.02 of 10
  • Votes: 293
  • Review by: Marlee Holman
  • Review rating: 8.37 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/27
  • Total pages: 736
  • Includes a PDF summary of 60 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: From the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion-a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes. Geneviève Halévy Bizet Straus; Laure de Sade, Comtesse de Adhéaume de Chevigné; and Élisabeth de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay, the Comtesse Greffulhe-these were the three superstars of fin-de-siècle Parisian high society who, as Caroline Weber says, 'transformed themselves, and were transformed by those around them, into living legends: paragons of elegance, nobility, and style.' All well but unhappily married, these women sought freedom and fulfillment by reinventing themselves, between the 1870s and 1890s, as icons. At their fabled salons, they inspired the creativity of several generations of writers, visual artists, composers, designers, and journalists. Against a rich historical backdrop, Weber takes the reader into these women's daily lives of masked balls, hunts, dinners, court visits, nights at the opera or theater. But we see as well the loneliness, rigid social rules, and loveless, arranged marriages that constricted these women's lives. Proust, as a twenty-year-old law student in 1892, would worship them from afar, and later meet them and create his celebrated composite character for The Remembrance of Things Past.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 42H43M44S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literature: History & Criticism, European History, Biography: General, Literary Studies: General, Gender Studies: Women
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 42.97 USD
  • Dimensions: 160x239x41mm
  • Weight: 1,043g
  • Printed by: Not Available
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