The First Actress: A Novel of Sarah Bernhardt

C. W. Gortner (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Publish Date
May 26, 2020
Pages
432
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.3 X 1.5 inches | 1.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781524799076

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About the Author

C. W. Gortner holds an MFA in writing, with an emphasis on historical studies, from the New College of California. He is the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of The Romanov Empress, Mademoiselle Chanel, The Queen's Vow, The Confessions of Catherine de Medici, The Last Queen, The Vatican Princess, and Marlene, among other books. He lives in Northern California.

Reviews

"Sarah Bernhardt was a woman of fearless strength and awe-inspiring talent, both a living icon in her day and an unapologetic iconoclast. In his beautiful The First Actress, C. W. Gortner gives readers an intimate and rich portrait of Bernhardt's stunning career and tumultuous personal life. The Divine Sarah was a singular leading lady ahead of her time, winning devotees and breaking rules in order to demand more for artists and for women."--Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Queen's Fortune

"C. W. Gortner has made his mark illuminating the private lives and untold stories of the world's greatest women. In The First Actress, he turns his talent to Sarah Bernhardt, the daughter of a Dutch Jewish courtesan who would rise over the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to become an icon of stage and screen. Readers will revel in the gloriously heady mix of love and war, and art and society. Combining immaculate research with scintillating prose and an unforgettable cast of larger-than-life characters, The First Actress stands tall among Gortner's remarkable body of work."--Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris