French Consul's Wife

French Consul's Wife : Memoirs of Celeste De Chabrillan in Gold-rush Austtralia

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A former Parisian courtesan, bare-back-rider, and polka dancer, Celeste de Chabrillan scandalized Melbourne when she arrived in 1854. Her vivid account of years spent in diplomatic circles and on the goldfields reveals her great energy and will.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 315 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 25.4mm | 793.78g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • The Miegunyah Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • illustrations, 1coat-of-arms, facsimiles, portraits
  • 0522847757
  • 9780522847758
  • 2,057,646

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"What a subject for a film--but not, please, Meryl Streep . . . Together with Dr Patricia Clancy (Melbourne University) and Jeanne Allen's (La Trobe University) elegant translation and able notes, the memoirs make for a piquant, informative, variegated and often startling read . . . Miegunyah Press you've done it again." --"Weekend Australian"show more

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