A novel cast in the form of an autobiography reveals the life of Marie Tussaud and highlights also the fashionable France of...

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I, MADAME TUSSAUD

A novel cast in the form of an autobiography reveals the life of Marie Tussaud and highlights also the fashionable France of the revolutionary period and Marie's rise within it, first under the tutelage of her Uncle Philip, whose portraits in wax gained him personal power and fame. Her subsequent, unhappy marriage, the flight to England and dedication to a craft, are all expertly detailed to make an important 18th century figure stand out in high relief. Conversation worthy.

Pub Date: March 5, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1957