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The Resource Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siecle Paris, Caroline Weber

Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siecle Paris, Caroline Weber

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Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siecle Paris
Title
Proust's duchess
Title remainder
how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siecle Paris
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Weber
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Language
eng
Summary
From the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion--a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes. Genevieve Halevy Bizet Straus; Laure de Sade, Comtesse de Adheaume de Chevigne; and elisabeth de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay, the Comtesse Greffulhe--these were the three superstars of fin-de-siecle Parisian high society who, as Caroline Weber says, "transformed themselves, and were transformed by those around them, into living legends: paragons of elegance, nobility, and style." All well but unhappily married, these women sought freedom and fulfillment by reinventing themselves, between the 1870s and 1890s, as icons. At their fabled salons, they inspired the creativity of several generations of writers, visual artists, composers, designers, and journalists. Against a rich historical backdrop, Weber takes the reader into these women's daily lives of masked balls, hunts, dinners, court visits, nights at the opera or theater. But we see as well the loneliness, rigid social rules, and loveless, arranged marriages that constricted these women's lives. Proust, as a twenty-year-old law student in 1892, would worship them from afar, and later meet them and create his celebrated composite character for The Remembrance of Things Past
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technical information on music
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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MdPfRBL
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1969-
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Weber, Caroline
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  • biography
  • other
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Narrated by Suzanne Toren
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  • Toren, Suzanne
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  • Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Proust, Marcel
  • Proust, Marcel
  • Proust, Marcel
  • Straus, Geneviève
  • Chevigné, Laure de
  • Greffulhe, Elisabeth
  • Audiobooks
  • Women
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Biography
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
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adult
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Label
Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siecle Paris, Caroline Weber
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http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3375695
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  • Title from title screen
  • Downloadable audio file
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (29 hr., 52 min.)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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9780525588931
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  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • c
  • s
Publisher number
Z100127863
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ100127863
  • (OCoLC)1038034518
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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Label
Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siecle Paris, Caroline Weber
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3375695
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from title screen
  • Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (29 hr., 52 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525588931
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • s
Publisher number
Z100127863
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ100127863
  • (OCoLC)1038034518
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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