"Duplessis' string of lovers was sufficiently fascinating to become the basis of books, plays and Verdi's opera. As a chronicle of French life, Kavanagh's book is great fun; as biography, it's scattered."
contributing editor Kavanagh (Nureyev: The Life
, 2007, etc.) attempts to sort out the biography of the short-lived Parisian courtesan Marie Duplessis (1824-1847).
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