The Massarenes (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Massarenes (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Ouida

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This somewhat scandalous 1897 novel brought Ouida her last fleeting success; afterward, she sank into a poverty and illness from which she never emerged.  It focuses on the upper classes, and is as much a work of social satire as it is a lurid celebration of eccentricity and excess.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411450943
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 596
File size: 641 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Ouida (1839-1908), born Maria Louise Ramé, was a prolific English writer of novels for adults and children.  A self-proclaimed “serious artist,” her works combined social commentary with swashbuckling adventure plots that often veered into melodrama.  After a life as extravagant as her fiction, she died in poverty in Italy.

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