The French Consul's Wife: Memoirs of Celeste de Chabrillan in Gold-rush Australia

The French Consul's Wife: Memoirs of Celeste de Chabrillan in Gold-rush Australia

by Jeanne Clancy, Jeanne Allen, Patricia Clancy
     
 

A former Parisian courtesan, bare-back-rider, and polka dancer, Céleste 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.

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A former Parisian courtesan, bare-back-rider, and polka dancer, Céleste 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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780522847758
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Series:
Miegunyah Press Series , #2
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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