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The Resource Marie d'Agoult : the rebel countess, Richard Bolster

Marie d'Agoult : the rebel countess, Richard Bolster

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Marie d'Agoult : the rebel countess
Title
Marie d'Agoult
Title remainder
the rebel countess
Statement of responsibility
Richard Bolster
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Language
eng
Summary
Talented and resolutely independent, Marie d'Agoult (1805-76) was one of the most remarkable women of her time. Abandoning her privileged position in society, she eloped with her great love, the pianist and composer Franz Liszt, and later won fame as a writer under the penname Daniel Stern. She published fiction, articles on literature, music, art, and politics, and a history of the revolution of 1848, and she was an eloquent advocate for democracy, the eradication of poverty, and the emancipation of women. Drawing on her memoirs, letters, and other unpublished writings, Richard Bolster's engrossing biography sets Marie d'Agoult's eventful life against a backdrop of dramatic political change in France. Courted by many important figures of her day, she married a nobleman and became a member of the court of Charles X. Her passion for music eventually brought her into contact with Liszt, with whom she moved to Italy and had three children. After their idealistic romance degenerated into disenchantment, d'Agoult returned to Paris, began her writing career, and established a salon for artists, reformers, and freethinkers. Bolster explains how George Sand became d'Agoult's friend and then betrayed her by giving Balzac information about her affair with Liszt, which he used in his novel Beatrix. He concludes with a moving account of d'Agoult's last years
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Marie d'Agoult : the rebel countess, Richard Bolster
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Marie d'Agoult : the rebel countess, Richard Bolster
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1npvjp
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-272) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Chapter 1: A Soldier�s Daughter""; ""Chapter 2: The Fall of Napoleon""; ""Chapter 3: The Ways of the World""; ""Chapter 4: Adolescence""; ""Chapter 5: Marriage French Style""; ""Chapter 6: The Wind of Revolution""; ""Chapter 7: Elopement""; ""Chapter 8: Life with Liszt""; ""Chapter 9: The Lovers in Italy""; ""Chapter 10: The Break with Liszt""; ""Chapter 11: The Career of Writer""; ""Chapter 12: Autumn Leaves""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
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Extent
1 online resource (x, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300137682
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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