Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2015

416 Pages | 40 illus.

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198708544

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The Real Traviata

The Song of Marie Duplessis

René Weis

  • The story of the woman who inspired Verdi's La traviata -- some of the most heart-wrenching and lyrical music ever composed
  • A woman who used her charm, wit, and stunning beauty to shoot to the pinnacle of stardom, inspiring scandal and great art in almost equal measure
  • An amazing rags-to-riches journey from rural poverty to the apex of Parisian fashion, ending ultimately in a tragic early death
  • Set against the back-drop of the famous cafes and salons of Baudelaire's 'vieux Paris' and the febrile atmosphere of the great spa towns of nineteenth-century Europe