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Madame Tussaud

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ISBN 10 : 9780307588678
Pages : 480 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (886 downloads)

Download Madame Tussaud PDF Full Free by Michelle Moran and published by Crown. This book was released on 2011-02-15 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire . . . but who was this woman who became one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous and amazing story comes to life as only Michelle Moran can tell it. The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin. Smart and ambitious, Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting by working alongside her uncle in their celebrated wax museum, the Salon de Cire. From her popular model of the American ambassador, Thomas Jefferson, to her tableau of the royal family at dinner, Marie’s museum provides Parisians with the very latest news on fashion, gossip, and even politics. Her customers hail from every walk of life, yet her greatest dream is to attract the attention of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI; their stamp of approval on her work could catapult her and her museum to the fame and riches she desires. After months of anticipation, Marie learns that the royal family is willing to come and see their likenesses. When they finally arrive, the king’s sister is so impressed that she requests Marie’s presence at Versailles as a royal tutor in wax sculpting. It is a request Marie knows she cannot refuse—even if it means time away from her beloved Salon and her increasingly dear friend, Henri Charles. As Marie gets to know her pupil, Princesse Élisabeth, she also becomes acquainted with the king and queen, who introduce her to the glamorous life at court. From lavish parties with more delicacies than she’s ever seen to rooms filled with candles lit only once before being discarded, Marie steps into a world entirely different from her home on the Boulevard du Temple, where people are selling their teeth in order to put food on the table. Meanwhile, many resent the vast separation between rich and poor. In salons and cafés across Paris, people like Camille Desmoulins, Jean-Paul Marat, and Maximilien Robespierre are lashing out against the monarchy. Soon, there’s whispered talk of revolution. . . . Will Marie be able to hold on to both the love of her life and her friendship with the royal family as France approaches civil war? And more important, will she be able to fulfill the demands of powerful revolutionaries who ask that she make the death masks of beheaded aristocrats, some of whom she knows? Spanning five years, from the budding revolution to the Reign of Terror, Madame Tussaud brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax modeling saved her life and preserved the faces of a vanished kingdom.


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Madame Tussaud's Memoirs and Reminiscences of France

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ISBN 10 : 9781108067065
Pages : 534 pages
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Download Madame Tussaud's Memoirs and Reminiscences of France PDF Full Free by Marie Tussaud and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-01-02 with total page 534 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Madame Tussaud's memoirs, first published in 1838, offer evocative eyewitness insights into the events and personalities of the French Revolution.


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The Fascinating Madame Tussaud

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ISBN 10 : 9781849189750
Pages : 104 pages
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Download The Fascinating Madame Tussaud PDF Full Free by André-Paul Duchâteau and published by Cinebook. This book was released on 2013-01-22T00:00:00+01:00 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paris, 1793. Marie Crossholz manages the wax museum set up by her father. In exchange for bribes, some executioners allow her to mould the faces of guillotined aristocrats... After the French Revolution, Marie Crossholz becomes Mrs Tussaud. Disappointed by the marriage, she leaves for London with the ambition to create a wax museum there. New fights and other tumultuous adventures await her... Thirty years later, in 1835, she inaugurates the famous Tussaud Museum of Baker Street in London, which today continues to grow with new celebrities and attracts millions of visitors!


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Madame Tussaud

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ISBN 10 : 9781526734099
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Madame Tussaud PDF Full Free by Geri Walton and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2019-02-28 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Madame Marie Tussaud is known worldwide for the chain of wax museums she started over 200 hundred years ago. Less known is that her original wax models were often of the famous and infamous people she personally knew during and after the French Revolution. These were people like Voltaire, Robespierre, and Napoleon — people who changed the world. Even more, the wax figures were depicted in scenes drawn from the horrors she experienced during the reign of terror in Paris during her early adult years. This book shows how the traumatic and cataclysmic experiences of Madame Tussaud’s early life became part of her legacy. She created a succession of scenes in wax, telling events as she personally experienced them. Her wax sculptures were visceral. She made them herself, at times from the living person’s head and at other times from the recently guillotined head of a former house guest. As a result, people were drawn to her wax displays in those days because they were the most intense way of experiencing those events themselves. Madame Tussaud’s story is told through a series of unique and informative stories drawn from an in-depth study of both Madame Tussaud’s life and the dramatic times in which she lived. This narrative style makes learning about history rewarding for both avid history readers and people with a casual interest in this unique story.


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The Romance of Madame Tussaud's

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Publisher : Library of Alexandria
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ISBN 10 : 9781465614759
Pages : 314 pages
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Download The Romance of Madame Tussaud's PDF Full Free by John Theodore Tussaud and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 2020-09-28 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a fascinating book and its fascination consists in two things attaching to its subject: first that the famous collection of modelled portraits which has become a sort of national institution in England under the name of “Madame Tussaud’s” has its roots in the greatest period of modern history, the French Revolution; second, in that the complete and growing record has passed through so many changes and has yet survived. Even though the famous collection had dealt with nothing more than the main figures of the Revolution and of the great wars that followed it, it would have been a possession of permanent and lasting historical value. I am not sure that if it had so remained, stopped short at the effigies of those now long dead, it would not now receive a greater respect. It might well in that case have become something recognised as a national possession, protected and preserved by the national government. For the prolongation of the record right on into our own time, while it very greatly increases the real value of the collection as a piece of historical evidence, yet deprives it of that illusion which men cannot avoid where history is concerned: the illusion that things thoroughly passed are in some way greater and of more consequence than contemporary things. This continuity of the great collection—so long as it is maintained with judgment in selection and without too much yielding to momentary fame is none the less a thing to be very thankful for. Already those of us who, like the present writer, are well on into middle age, can judge how the younger generation is beginning to regard as historical these simulacra, which, when they were first modelled, seemed in our own youth insignificant because they were contemporary. To our children (who are now grown and are young men and women), Disraeli, Gladstone, Bismarck—all the group that were old but living men in the eighties (Disraeli died at the beginning of them, Bismarck long after their close)—are what to us were Louis-Philippe, Garibaldi, Palmerston, and the process properly continued will be invaluable. We have already more than 130 years of record. There is no reason why it should not extend to the two centuries.


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Madame Tussaud's Apprentice

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 9781440581175
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Madame Tussaud's Apprentice PDF Full Free by Kathleen Benner Duble and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-07-04 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1789, with the starving French people on the brink of revolution, orphaned Celie Rosseau, an amazing artist and a very clever thief, runs wild with her protector, Algernon, trying to join the idealistic freedom fighters of Paris. But when she is caught stealing from none other than the king's brother and the lady from the waxworks, Celie must use her drawing talent to buy her own freedom or die for her crimes. Forced to work for Madame Tussaud inside the opulent walls that surround Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Celie is shocked to find that the very people she imagined to be monsters actually treat her with kindness. But the thunder of revolution still rolls outside the gates, and Celie is torn between the cause of the poor and the safety of the rich. When the moment of truth arrives, will she turn on Madame Tussaud or betray the boy she loves? From the hidden garrets of the starving poor to the jeweled halls of Versailles, Madame Tussaud's Apprentice is a sweeping story of danger, intrigue, and young love, set against one of the most dramatic moments in history.


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Madame Tussaud's Memoirs and Reminiscences of France, Forming an Abridged History of the French Revolution

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ISBN 10 : MSU:31293006300754
Pages : 506 pages
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Download Madame Tussaud's Memoirs and Reminiscences of France, Forming an Abridged History of the French Revolution PDF Full Free by Marie Tussaud and published by London : Saunders and Otley. This book was released on 1838 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Mystery in the Wax Museum

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ISBN 10 : 0813662001
Pages : 48 pages
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Download Mystery in the Wax Museum PDF Full Free by Herbert Ellis and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biography of the French woman whose skill at modelling wax figures brought her fame before and during the French revolution and later in the British Isles where she eventually settled and established her famous museum.


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The Egyptian Royals Collection: Three Historical Novels by Michelle Moran

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Publisher : Broadway Books
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ISBN 10 : 9780307952240
Pages : 1376 pages
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Download The Egyptian Royals Collection: Three Historical Novels by Michelle Moran PDF Full Free by Michelle Moran and published by Broadway Books. This book was released on 2011-02-15 with total page 1376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three beloved novels by national bestselling author Michelle Moran are now available for the first time in one complete digital collection. Delve into these stories for an engrossing trip back in time, full of powerful family dynasties, court intrigue, and brave heroines. The novels, which bring to vivid life some of the most fascinating characters of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome, each include a reading group guide. An exciting excerpt from Moran’s newest novel Madame Tussaud is also included. Nefertiti The dramatic and historically accurate story of two unforgettable women—Nefertiti and her younger sister—living through a remarkable period of political unrest. The Heretic Queen In Ancient Egypt, Nefertiti’s niece, Princess Nefertari, must overcome her family’s past and remake history. Cleopatra’s Daughter The incredible untold story of the orphaned children of Cleopatra, Egypt’s most powerful and notorious ruler, who are raised in the Ancient Roman court of their parents’ greatest rival. A sneak peek at Madame Tussaud Michelle Moran departs from the ancient world and enters the gilded but troubled court of Marie Antoinette with the intriguing story of Marie Tussaud, a woman who survived the French Revolution only by creating death masks of the beheaded aristocracy.


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Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow

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ISBN 10 : 9780345523891
Pages : 464 pages
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Download Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow PDF Full Free by Juliet Grey and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2012-05-15 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A captivating novel of rich spectacle and royal scandal, Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow spans fifteen years in the fateful reign of Marie Antoinette, France’s most legendary and notorious queen. Paris, 1774. At the tender age of eighteen, Marie Antoinette ascends to the French throne alongside her husband, Louis XVI. But behind the extravagance of the young queen’s elaborate silk gowns and dizzyingly high coiffures, she harbors deeper fears for her future and that of the Bourbon dynasty. From the early growing pains of marriage to the joy of conceiving a child, from her passion for Swedish military attaché Axel von Fersen to the devastating Affair of the Diamond Necklace, Marie Antoinette tries to rise above the gossip and rivalries that encircle her. But as revolution blossoms in America, a much larger threat looms beyond the gilded gates of Versailles—one that could sweep away the French monarchy forever.


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Reflections of Revolution

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ISBN 10 : 9781317278474
Pages : 210 pages
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Download Reflections of Revolution PDF Full Free by Alison Yarrington and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-31 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reflections of Revolution, first published in 1993, demonstrates the interdisciplinarity that had been emerging from cultural and historical studies. Taking the French Revolution as its focus, the book examines the tremendously diverse and intellectually exciting cultural reactions to the events of 1789. This title will be of interest to students of both history and literature.


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The Monthly Review

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ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044089268296
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Madame Tussaud

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ISBN 10 : 9780061945120
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Madame Tussaud PDF Full Free by Kate Berridge and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-05-26 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Millions have visited the museums that bear her name, yet few know much about Madame Tussaud. A celebrated artist, she had both a ringside seat at and a cameo role in the French Revolution. A victim and survivor of one of the most tumultuous times in history, this intelligent, pragmatic businesswoman has also had an indelible impact on contemporary culture, planting the seed of our obsession with celebrity. In Madame Tussaud, Kate Berridge tells this fascinating woman's complete story for the first time, drawing upon a wealth of sources, including Tussaud's memoirs and historical archives. It is a grand-scale success story, revealing how with sheer graft and grit a woman born in 1761 to an eighteen-year-old cook overcame extraordinary reversals of fortune to build the first and most enduring worldwide brand identified simply by reference to its founder's name: Madame Tussaud's.


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ISBN 10 : 9781317240181
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Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities and the French Revolution

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ISBN 10 : 9780230273894
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities and the French Revolution PDF Full Free by C. Jones and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-05-26 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Tale of Two Cities has always been one of Dickens's most popular texts. Using a variety of disciplinary approaches, this new collection of essays examines the origins of Dickens vision of the French Revolution, the literary power of the text itself, and its enduring place in British culture through stage and screen adaptations.


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The Visual Culture of Violence After the French Revolution

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ISBN 10 : 9781351539623
Pages : 198 pages
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Download The Visual Culture of Violence After the French Revolution PDF Full Free by Lela Graybill and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Visual Culture of Violence after the French Revolution traces four sites of spectatorship that exemplified the visual culture of violence in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, offering a new account of the significance of violent spectacle to the birth of modernity. Considerations of the execution scaffold, salon painting, print culture and the fait divers, and waxworks displays establish the centrality of spectatorial violence to experiences of selfhood in the wake of the French Revolution. Shedding critical light on previously neglected aspects of art and visual culture of the post-Revolutionary period, The Visual Culture of Violence after the French Revolution demonstrates how violent spectacle at this moment was profoundly shaped by shifting social attitudes, contemporary political practices, and rapidly accelerated technological developments. By attending to the formal and historical specificity of violent spectacle after the Revolution, Graybill affirms the historical contingency through which the visual culture of violence in the modern era has emerged. The Visual Culture of Violence after the French Revolution will be broadly relevant to scholars of art, media and visual studies, and particularly to historians of the French Revolution and eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe. The book's concern with the representation of violence makes it of interest to scholars working in a variety of fields beyond its historical period, especially in art, literature, history, media and culture studies.


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The Second Empress

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ISBN 10 : 9780307953056
Pages : 336 pages
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Download The Second Empress PDF Full Free by Michelle Moran and published by Crown. This book was released on 2012-08-14 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte will stop at nothing to marry the Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heir, in this compelling novel from bestselling author Michelle Moran. After the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon’s power is absolute. When eighteen year old Marie-Louise is told that the Emperor has demanded her hand in marriage, her father presents her with a terrible choice: marry the cruel, capricious Napoleon or refuse and plunge her country into war. To save her father's throne, Mary-Louise is determined to be a good wife. But at the extravagant French court, she finds many rivals for her new husband’s affection, including Napoleon’s sister Pauline, who is fiercely jealous, utterly uncontrollable, and the only woman as ambitious as the emperor himself. When war once again sweeps the Continent and bloodshed threatens Marie-Louise’s family, the second empress is forced to make choices that will determine her place in history—and change the course of her life. The Second Empress will transport you back to Napoleon's empire where royals and servants alike live at the whim of one man, and two women vie to change their destinies.