The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret

The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret

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Author: Catherine Hewitt Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 368 Catherine Hewitt's The Mistress of Paris is a fantastically readable biography of a nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan who harbored an incredible secret. "A gorgeous, smart, ambitious, hard-working, steely autodidact and businesswoman whose product was herself, Valtesse would be totally at home in our self-branding society." --The New York Times Book Review Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne was painted by Edouard Manet and inspired Emile Zola, who immortalized her in his scandalous novel...

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