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Scarlet Women

The Scandalous Lives of Courtesans, Concubines, and Royal Mistresses

Ian Graham

From the hetaerae of ancient Greece to the demimondaines of 19th-century France, professional mistresses enjoyed freedom and power unknown to most women. This book explores their colourful lives, including Ninon de l'Enclos, who accepted 50,000 crowns to spend the night with Cardinal Richelieu – then sent another courtesan in her place; Marie Duplessis, inspiration to Dumas and Verdi; and La Belle Otero, mistress of Edward VII, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia. Off-mint and felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.

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  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • Dimensions: 232x154mm
  • ISBN: 9781250062635
  • Condition: Acceptable
  • Weight: 0.5kg
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