The Resource La Belle Créole : the Cuban countess who captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris, Alina García-Lapuerta, (ebook)

La Belle Créole : the Cuban countess who captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris, Alina García-Lapuerta, (ebook)

Label
La Belle Créole : the Cuban countess who captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris
Title
La Belle Créole
Title remainder
the Cuban countess who captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris
Statement of responsibility
Alina García-Lapuerta
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Language
eng
Summary
The adventurous woman nicknamed La Belle Crole is brought to life in this book through the full use of her memoirs, contemporary accounts, and her intimate letters. The fascinating Mara de las Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, also known as Mercedes, and later the Comtesse Merlin, was a Cuban-born aristocrat who was years ahead of her time as a writer, a socialite, a salon host, and a participant in the Cuban slavery debate. Raised in Cuba and shipped off to live with her socialite mother in Spain at the age of 13, Mercedes triumphed over the political chaos that blanketed Europe in the Napoleonic days, by charming aristocrats from all sides with her exotic beauty and singing voice. She married General Merlin in Napoleon's army and discussed painting with Francisco de Goya. In Paris she hosted the citys premier musical salon where Liszt, Rossini, and great divas of the day performed for Rothschilds, Balzac, and royalty. Celebrated as one of the greatest amateur sopranos of her day, Mercedes also achieved fame as a writer. Her memoirs and travel writings introduced European audiences to 19th-century Cuban society and contributed to the debate over slavery. Mercedes has recently been rediscovered as Cuba's earliest female author and one who deserves a place in the canon of Latin American literature
Cataloging source
Midwest
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García-Lapuerta, Alina
Dewey number
972.91/2405092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Countesses
  • Countesses
  • Socialites
  • Socialites
  • Socialites
  • Women authors, Cuban
  • Slavery
  • Spain
  • Cuba
Target audience
adult
Label
La Belle Créole : the Cuban countess who captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris, Alina García-Lapuerta, (ebook)
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Publication
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613745397
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11332914
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11332914
System control number
MWT11332914
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
La Belle Créole : the Cuban countess who captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris, Alina García-Lapuerta, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613745397
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11332914
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11332914
System control number
MWT11332914
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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