The Idol of Paris

By: Sarah Bernhardt
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Idol of Paris" by Sarah Bernhardt embodies the essence of French literature, offering a dramatic portrayal of the life of an iconic actress amidst the vibrant backdrop of Parisian society. Bernhardt, both renowned actress and author, weaves a tale of romanticism and tragedy, delving into the complexities of fame and artistic genius. Set in the glittering world of the theater, the novel follows the tumultuous journey of its protagonist, an ambitious actress navigating the highs and lows of celebrity. Amidst love affairs and scandalous intrigue, Bernhardt captures the passion and ambition that drive her character, revealing the inner workings of Parisian society. Through vividly depicted scenes onstage and off, Bernhardt explores themes of love, betrayal, and the pursuit of greatness, painting a rich tapestry of human emotion. The novel is a compelling examination of the sacrifices demanded by fame and the relentless pursuit of artistic perfection. As the protagonist grapples with her own demons and desires, Bernhardt skillfully immerses readers in a world of glamour and excess, where the pursuit of fame comes with a heavy price.

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Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt was a French stage actress who appeared in some of the most successful French plays of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including Alexandre Dumas fils' La Dame aux Camélias, Victor Hugo's Ruy Blas, Victorien Sardou's Fédora and La Tosca, and Edmond Rostand's L'Aiglon. She also acted male roles, such as Shakespeare's Hamlet. Rostand described her as "the queen of the pose and the princess of the gesture," while Hugo commended her "golden voice." She went on multiple theatrical tours across the world and was one of the first well-known actresses to record and act in films. She is also tied to the success of artist Alphonse Mucha, whose work she helped promote. She was the daughter of Judith Bernard (also known as Julie and in France as Youle), a Dutch Jewish courtesan with an affluent or upper-class clientele. Her father's name was not recorded for a long time, but he was eventually identified as an attorney in Le Havre. Bernhardt subsequently stated that her father's family paid for her schooling, insisted on her baptism as a Catholic, and provided a considerable sum to be paid when she reached adulthood. Her mother travelled much, and saw little of her daughter.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 190 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362203669
  • ISBN-13: 9789362203663
  • Item Weight: 285g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 10.7mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Literary