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Fanny and Adelaide: The Lives of the Remarkable Kemble Sisters

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Fanny and Adelaide: The Lives of the Remarkable Kemble Sisters - Blainey, Ann
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It would be difficult to find, in European civilization in the last two centuries, two sisters who achieved more success across the arts and professions than Fanny and Adelaide Kemble, the subjects of Ann Blainey s engrossing twin biography. Born in 1809 to a celebrated theatrical family, Fanny was the most famous English-speaking actress of her day before she left the stage to marry the Philadelphia slaveowner Pierce Butler. Her sister Adelaide, five years her junior, ranks among the finest of English-born opera singers. ...

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Fanny and Adelaide: The Lives of the Remarkable Kemble Sisters 2001, Ivan R. Dee Publisher, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9781566633727

Hardcover