A detailed portrait of the nineteenth-century opera diva is set against a backdrop of the arts in France, England, and Russia and considers such topics as the notorious back-stage conflicts that marked her career and her relationships with such contemporaries as Dickens, Tolstoy, and Chopin.Louis shared naughty stories with Turgenev. ... Maupassant later described the usual reaction of the cuckold. ... himself to be cuckolded, or remained such a good friend of his rival, had he suspected that his wife might be cohabiting with him.
|Title||:||Enchantress of Nations|
|Publisher||:||Icon Books - 2007|