Scarlet Women: The Scandalous Lives of Courtesans, Concubines, and Royal Mistresses

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In 1965, an impoverished elderly woman was found dead in Nice, France. Her death marked the end of an era; she was the last of the great courtesans. Known as La Belle Otero, she was a volcanic Spanish beauty whose patrons included Kaiser Wilhelm II, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia. She accumulated an enormous fortune, but gambled it all away. Scarlet Women tells her story and many more, including: Marie Duplessis, who inspired characters by both Dumas and Verdi; Clara Ward, ...

Scarlet Women: The Scandalous Lives of Courtesans, Concubines, and Royal Mistresses 2016, Thomas Dunne Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9781250062635

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Scarlet Women: The Scandalous Lives of Courtesans, Concubines, and Royal Mistresses 2015, Thistle Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781910670316

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