My Double Life (The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt)

9781428030442: My Double Life (The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"Bernhardt was one of the leading international actresses of her day. This memoir is particularly interesting not only because of the light it sheds on theater, but also because of what it tells us about the role of an artist in a particularly troubled period of French history.

"Larson's translation is very good and extremely readable. The only other version in English was published in the first decade of this century and is hopelessly out of date. Larson has taken pains to ensure that the language is contemporary but jargon-free, and the book is very well written. The translator's notes are an asset to readers who have no background knowledge of the period." - Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick

My Double Life is the autobiography of the French actress Sarah Bernhardt, who was internationally famed during her lifetime and afterwards as one of the classical theater's all-time greatest stars. Bernhardt's memoirs are composed with a novelist's (or actress's) sense of artistry and suspense that leaves no doubt of the charisma for which she was famed in her "double life," both on- and off-stage. Yet at the same time as this book very consciously contributes to the crafting of her image, it also illuminates a whole era: not only the world of theater, but also the worlds of women, politics, society, Europe and America, and, indeed, of history making itself.

"This is one of the most interesting works I've read in the last few years. I found it a compelling read from the very first page to the last. I wish there were another volume to follow!" - Anna St. Leger Lucas, McMaster University

About the Author:

Victoria Tietze Larson is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and General Humanities at Montclair State University. She is the author of The Role of Description in Senecan Tragedy.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:

Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780791440544: My Double Life: The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt (SUNY series, Women Writers in Translation)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0791440540 ISBN 13:  9780791440544
Publisher: SUNY Press, 1999

9781847020024: My Double Life

Echo L..., 2006

9780791440537: My Double Life: The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt (SUNY series, Women Writers in Translation)

SUNY P..., 1999

9780554322483: My Double Life

Biblio..., 2008

9781406938371: My Double Life The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt

Hard P..., 2006