By: GOLD, ARTHUR & FIZDALE, ROBERT.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1991.:
Edition: First Edition.
Seller ID: 86534X1
Condition: Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
After years of research, the authors managed to delve beneath the layers of legend and fiction (much of it promulgated irrepressibly by Sarah Bernhardt herself) to give us a glorious portrait of this exquisitely beautiful, iron-willed and tempestuous young girl, the daughter of a Jewish courtesan in Paris (and intended like Gigi, for the same career), who profited fom the influence of one of her mother's aristocratic lovers to wangle a precious place as a student at the Comedie Francaise, and from there launched herself into immortality. Includes an Index. Illustrated. View More...