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Author Gottlieb, Robert, 1931-

Title Sarah : the life of Sarah Bernhardt / Robert Gottlieb
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (233 pages :) : illustrations, portrait
Series Jewish lives
Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Contents ""Front Cover""; ""Sarah The Life of Sarah Bernhardt""; ""Copyright Page""; ""CONTENTS""; ""Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt""; ""A Gallery of Roles""; ""A Note on Sources""; ""Bibliography""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Index""
Summary Everything about Sarah Bernhardt is fascinating, from her obscure birth to her glorious career--redefining the very nature of her art--to her amazing (and highly public) romantic life, to her indomitable spirit. Well into her seventies, after the amputation of her leg, she was performing under bombardment for soldiers during World War I and toured America for the ninth time. Though the Bernhardt literature is vast, this is the first English-language biography to appear in decades, tracking the trajectory through which an illegitimate--and scandalous--daughter of a Jewish courtesan transformed herself into the most famous actress who ever lived, and into a national icon, a symbol of France.--From publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-225) and index
Subject Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923.
Actresses -- France -- 19th century -- Biography.
Actresses -- France -- 20th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010001900
ISBN 0300168799 (electronic bk.)
9780300168792 (electronic bk.)
(cloth alk. paper)