Presents the life and accomplishments of the Cuban-born aristocrat who flourished in social circles in Napoleonic France and Spain as a writer and opera singer, and who contributed to the debate over slavery in Cuba. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Known for her beauty and angelic voice, Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, la Belle Créole, was a Cuban-born star of nineteenth-century Parisian society. She befriended aristocrats and artists alike, including Balzac, Baron de Rothschild, Rossini, and the opera diva La Malibran.
A daughter of the creole aristocracy, Mercedes led a tumultuous life, leaving her native Havana as a teenager to join her mother in the heart of Madrid’s elite society. As Napoleon swept Spain into the Peninsular War, Mercedes’ family remained at the center of the storm, and her marriage to French general Christophe-Antoine Merlin tied her fortunes to France. Arriving in Paris in the aftermath of the French defeat, she re-created her life, ultimately hosting the city’s premier musical salon. Acknowledged as one of the greatest amateur sopranos of her day, she nurtured artistic careers and daringly paved the way for well-born singers to publicly perform in lavish philanthropic concerts. Beyond her musical renown, Mercedes achieved fame as a writer. Her memoirs and travel writings introduced European audiences to nineteenth-century Cuban society and contributed to the debate over slavery. Scholars still quote her descriptions of Havana life and recognize her as Cuba’s earliest female author.
Mercedes epitomized an unusually modern life, straddling cultures and celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic. Her memoirs, travel writings, and very personal correspondence serve as the basis for this first-ever English-language biography of the passionate and adventuresome Belle Créole.
About the Author:
Born in Havana, Alina García-Lapuerta holds degrees in international economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and international relations from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and worked for a number of years in banking. Now based in London with her Spanish American husband and their two children, she spends considerable time in South Florida. She is a member of Biographers International Organization and the Biographers’ Club.
Titolo: La Belle Cr├ ole
Casa editrice: Independent Pub Group
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Condizione libro: New
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Descrizione libro U.S.A.: Chicago Review Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Hardcover with dust jacket. DJ in very good condition. Brown spine with tan paper over boards, red lettering on spine. Published 2014. 309 pages. Pages include several full color photographs. Very good condition, scarcely opened. Codice libro della libreria Fred7-3819