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The painted girls, Cathy Marie Buchanan

Label
The painted girls
Title
The painted girls
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Marie Buchanan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paris. 1878. Following their father<U+2019>s sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opéra, where for a scant seventy francs a month, she will be trained to enter the famous ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work<U+2014>and the love of a dangerous young man<U+2014>as an extra in a stage adaptation of Émile Zola<U+2019>s naturalist masterpiece L<U+2019>Assommoir. Marie throws herself into dance and is soon modelling in the studio of Edgar Degas, where her image will forever be immortalized as Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. Antoinette, meanwhile, descends lower and lower in society, and must make the choice between a life of honest labor and the more profitable avenues open to a young woman of the Parisian demimonde<U+2014>that is, unless her love affair derails her completely. Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural, and societal change, The Painted Girls is a tale of two remarkable sisters rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of “civilized society.”
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.B825
LC item number
P35 2013
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The painted girls, Cathy Marie Buchanan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781594486241
Lccn
2012038433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • DSS0067307
  • 5414803
Label
The painted girls, Cathy Marie Buchanan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781594486241
Lccn
2012038433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • DSS0067307
  • 5414803

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