The Mistress of Paris

The Mistress of Paris

The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret

Hardback368pp Illustrated232x154mm

9781250120663     Product Code: 508921

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Painted by Manet, immortalized by Émile Zola in Nana and a connoisseur and collector of the arts, the Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne was one of the most celebrated courtesans of 19th-century Paris. Catherine Hewitt's biography tells the story of this remarkable woman's journey from poverty and obscurity to the wealth, glamour and scandal of Parisian high society.

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