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The Riviera Set

The Riviera Set

  • Author: Mary S. Lovell
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1408705214
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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The Riviera Set is the story of the group of people who lived, partied, bed-hopped and politicked at the Château de l'Horizon near Cannes, over the course of forty years from the time when Coco Chanel made southern French tans fashionable in the twenties to the death of the playboy Prince Aly Khan in 1960. At the heart of this was the amazing Maxine Elliott, the daughter of a fisherman from Connecticut, who built the beautiful art deco Château and brought together the likes of Noel Coward, the Aga Khan, the Windsors and two very saucy courtesans, Doris Castlerosse and Daisy Fellowes, who set out to be dangerous distractions to Winston Churchill as he worked on his journalism and biographies during his 'wilderness years' in the thirties. After the War the story continued as the Château changed hands and Prince Aly Khan used it to entertain the Hollywood set, as well as launch his seduction of and eventual marriage to Rita Hayworth. Mary Lovell tells her story of high society behaviour with tremendous brio and relish, and this book has all the charm and fascination of her bestselling The Mitford Girls and The Churchills.

Memories and Portraits

Memories and Portraits

Stevenson's Vol. 21

  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Publisher: VM eBooks
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 324
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Table of Contents CHAPTER I. THE FOREIGNER AT HOME CHAPTER II. SOME COLLEGE MEMORIES [15] CHAPTER III. OLD MORTALITY I II III IV CHAPTER IV. A COLLEGE MAGAZINE I II III CHAPTER V. AN OLD SCOTCH GARDENER CHAPTER VI. PASTORAL CHAPTER VII. THE MANSE CHAPTER VIII. MEMOIRS OF AN ISLET I CHAPTER IX. THOMAS STEVENSON—CIVIL ENGINEER CHAPTER X. TALK AND TALKERS CHAPTER XI. TALK AND TALKERS [105] II CHAPTER XII. THE CHARACTER OF DOGS CHAPTER XIII. A PENNY PLAIN AND TWOPENCE COLOURED CHAPTER XIV. A GOSSIP ON A NOVEL OF DUMAS’S CHAPTER XV. A GOSSIP ON ROMANCE CHAPTER XVI. A HUMBLE REMONSTRANCE [168a] II

Everybody Was So Young

Everybody Was So Young

Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Love Story

  • Author: Amanda Vaill
  • Publisher: HMH
  • ISBN: 0544268946
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 468
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New York Times Bestseller: “A marvelously readable biography” of the couple and their relationships with Picasso, Fitzgerald, and other icons of the era (The New York Times Book Review). Wealthy Americans with homes in Paris and on the French Riviera, Gerald and Sara Murphy were at the very center of expatriate cultural and social life during the modernist ferment of the 1920s. Gerald Murphy—witty, urbane, and elusive—was a giver of magical parties and an acclaimed painter. Sara Murphy, an enigmatic beauty who wore her pearls to the beach, enthralled and inspired Pablo Picasso (he painted her both clothed and nude), Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The models for Nicole and Dick Diver in Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night, the Murphys also counted among their friends John Dos Passos, Dorothy Parker, Fernand Léger, Archibald MacLeish, Cole Porter, and a host of others. Far more than mere patrons, they were kindred spirits whose sustaining friendship released creative energy. Yet none of the artists who used the Murphys for their models fully captured the real story of their lives: their Edith Wharton childhoods, their unexpected youthful romance, their ten-year secret courtship, their complex and enduring marriage—and the tragedy that struck them, when the world they had created seemed most perfect. Drawing on a wealth of family diaries, photographs, letters and other papers, as well as on archival research and interviews on two continents, this “brilliantly rendered biography” documents the pivotal role of the Murphys in the story of the Lost Generation (Los Angeles Times). “Often considered minor Lost Generation celebrities, the Murphys were in fact much more than legendary party givers. Vaill’s compelling biography unveils their role in the European avant-garde movement of the 1920s; Gerald was a serious modernist painter. But Vaill also shows how their genius for friendship and for transforming daily life into art attracted the most creative minds of the time.” —Library Journal

How Precious Was That While

How Precious Was That While

  • Author: Piers Anthony
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780812575439
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 432
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Continues to chronicle the life of the author as he describes the past fifteen years of his career, presents commentaries on the publishing mentality and his view of human nature, and provides letters from some of his fans.

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

A Novel

  • Author: André Aciman
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374707723
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three Time Academy Award Nominee James Ivory Andre Aciman's Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times (by Michael Upchurch), and New York Magazine

The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice: The Stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim

The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice: The Stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim

  • Author: Judith Mackrell
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 0500773963
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
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The story of Venice’s “Unfinished Palazzo”— told through the lives of three of its most unconventional, passionate, and fascinating residents: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse, and Peggy Guggenheim Commissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power and wealth of a great Venetian family, but the fortunes of the Veniers waned midconstruction and the project was abandoned. Empty, unfinished, and decaying, the building was considered an eyesore until the early twentieth century when it attracted and inspired three women at key moments in their lives: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse, and Peggy Guggenheim. Luisa Casati turned her home into an aesthete’s fantasy where she hosted parties as extravagant and decadent as Renaissance court operas, spending small fortunes on her own costumes in her quest to become a “living work of art” and muse. Doris Castlerosse strove to make her mark in London and Venice during the glamorous, hedonistic interwar years, hosting film stars and royalty at glittering parties. In the postwar years, Peggy Gugenheim turned the Palazzo into a model of modernist simplicity that served as a home for her exquisite collection of modern art that today draws tourists and art lovers from around the world. Each vivid life story is accompanied by previously unseen materials from family archives, weaving an intricate history of these legendary art world eccentrics.

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: General
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French Riviera and Its Artists

French Riviera and Its Artists

Art, Literature, Love, and Life on the Côte d'Azur

  • Author: John Baxter
  • Publisher: Museyon
  • ISBN: 1940842050
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 280
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Get swept up in the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera as author and filmmaker John Baxter takes readers on a whirlwind tour through the star-studded cultural history of the Côte d'Azur that's sure to delight travelers, Francophiles, and culture lovers alike. Readers will discover the dramatic lives of the legendary artists, writers, actors, and politicians who frequented the world's most luxurious resort during its golden age. In 25 vivid chapters, Baxter introduces the iconic figures indelibly linked to the South of France—artist Henri Matisse, who lived in Nice for much of his life; F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose Riviera hosts inspired his controversial Tender is the Night; Coco Chanel, who made the Saint-Tropez tan an international fashion statement; and many more. Along the way, Baxter takes readers where few people ever get to go: the alluring world of the perfume industry, into the cars and casinos of Monte Carlo, behind-the-scenes at the Cannes Film Festival, to the villa where Picasso and Cocteau smoked opium, and to the hotel where Joseph Kennedy had an affair with Marlene Dietrich. Then maps and listings show travelers how these luminaries celebrated life and made art amid paradise.

The Black Riviera

The Black Riviera

  • Author: Mark Jarman
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 0819572594
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 64
  • View: 1974
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Winner of the The Poets’ Prize (1990) Yet, these are ultimately poems of survival. Jarman explores the redemptive power of the imagination and the ways in which we transform experience into stories we tell about our lives. His characters vividly express the will to cling to existence and understand it as they pursue the meaning of family, home, identity, and love. Invented memories resurrect a forgotten past, opening doors of possibility and adding a strange richness to everyday life. “Flowers of the flesh,/ Hung on the cliffs to watch and be watched./ Don’t let me see reproach, don’t let me see it,/ In your eyes. Let me be the only one/ Who knows and tells you.”

Swimming Home

Swimming Home

  • Author: Deborah Levy
  • Publisher: House of Anansi
  • ISBN: 1770893334
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 168
  • View: 9585
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and selected as a New York Times Notable Book, Swimming Home is a sexy psychological thriller from a highly acclaimed writer. Poet Joe and his war-correspondent wife Isabel arrive with their daughter and another couple to a rented villa in the south of France to discover a body floating face down in the swimming pool. But the girl is very much alive. She is Kitty Finch: a sexy, mysterious young woman who walks naked out of the water and straight into the heart of their holiday. But why is she there? What does she want from them all? And why does Joe’s enigmatic wife invite her to stay? Taking place over a single week, Swimming Home reveals how a group of beautiful, flawed tourists in the French Riviera come loose at the seams. Both profound and thrilling, Deborah Levy explores what it means to be alive and how the most devastating secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism

  • Author: Bill W.
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Alcoholics
  • Page: 575
  • View: 2086
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The Academy

The Academy

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Books
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I've Forgotten Your Name

I've Forgotten Your Name

  • Author: Martha Rivera,Mary G. Berg
  • Publisher: White Pine Press
  • ISBN: 9781893996731
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 143
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As two girls move to adulthood, they attempt to define who are they are and how they will live their lives, looking for role models in writers and musicians and experiencing loss upon loss of cultural identity, lovers, and dreams. Original.

British Books

British Books

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  • Category: Bibliography
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In Spite of Myself

In Spite of Myself

A Memoir

  • Author: Christopher Plummer
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307373126
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 656
  • View: 4958
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Canada’s most celebrated and acclaimed actor lets loose in a magnificent memoir that will delight and enchant readers across the country. A rollicking, rich self-portrait written by one of today’s greatest living actors. The story of a “young wastrel, incurably romantic, spoiled rotten” – his privileged Montreal background, rich in Victorian gentility, included steam yachts, rare orchid farms, music lessons in Paris and Berlin – “who tore himself away from the ski slopes to break into the big, bad world of theater not from the streets up but from an Edwardian living room down.” Plummer writes of his early acting days – on radio and stage with William Shatner and other fellow Canadians; of the early days of the Stratford Festival in southern Ontario; of his Broadway debut at twenty-four in The Starcross Story, starring Eva Le Gallienne (“It opened and closed in one night, but what a night!”); of joining Peter Hall’s Royal Shakespeare Company (its other members included Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave and Peter O’Toole); of his first picture, Stage Struck, directed by Sidney Lumet; and of The Sound of Music, which he affectionately dubbed “S&M.” He writes about his legendary colleagues: Dame Judith Anderson (“the Tasmanian devil from Down Under”); Sir Tyrone Guthrie; Sir Laurence Olivier; Elia Kazan (“this chameleon of chameleons might change into you, wear your skin, steal your soul”); and “that reprobate” Jason Robards, among many others. A revelation of the wild and exuberant ride that is the actor’s – at least this actor’s – life.

The English Catalogue of Books for ..

The English Catalogue of Books for ..

  • Author: N.A
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  • Category: English literature
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The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature

The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature

  • Author: Sampson, Low, Marston & Company
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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The Science of Getting Rich

The Science of Getting Rich

The Original Classic

  • Author: Wallace Wattles,Tom Butler-Bowdon
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • ISBN: 0857080873
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 2959
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The original guide to creating wealth! With this seminal book, Wallace Wattles popularized the Law of Attraction, the powerful concept that inspired The Secret. The Science of Getting Rich explains how to attract wealth, overcome emotional barriers, and apply foolproof methods to bring financial success into your life. This special 100-year edition contains the complete, original text, along with never-before published biographical information on Wattles, and a foreword by Catherine Ponder, the doyenne of modern prosperity writers. It also features an introduction from personal development authority Tom Butler-Bowdon, plus another Wattles classic, The Science of Being Great.

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

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Recipes from Paradise

Recipes from Paradise

Life and Food on the Italian Riviera

  • Author: Fred Plotkin
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Company
  • ISBN: 9780316710718
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 480
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Coming from Liguria, an area of the Italian Riviera that spawned pesto and foccacia, this cookbook delves further into the food of the region, providing more than two hundred Ligurian recipes, such as braised duck with green olives and cherry tart genovese.