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The Resource The beauty of her age : a tale of sex, scandal and money in Victorian England, Jenifer Roberts

The beauty of her age : a tale of sex, scandal and money in Victorian England, Jenifer Roberts

Label
The beauty of her age : a tale of sex, scandal and money in Victorian England
Title
The beauty of her age
Title remainder
a tale of sex, scandal and money in Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
Jenifer Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Yolande Duvernay was born in poverty in Paris in 1812. Under the control of a formidable stage mother, she became a celebrated ballerina - the favourite dancer of Princess Victoria - renowned for her beauty, grace and provocative style on stage. Sold for sexual assignations from puberty, she gave birth to two children and became the mistress of a succession of men. When she became the mistress of Stephens Lyne Stephens, son and heir of the richest commoner in England, her mother was rewarded with over a million pounds in today's money. There was a massive scandal a few years later when she manipulated Stephens into marriage, and when he died, he left her a life interest in his entire fortune. With an annual income worth more than six million pounds today, she became the wealthiest woman in England - even richer, it was said, than Queen Victoria
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Jenifer
Dewey number
  • 792.8'028'092
  • 792.8'028'092
  • 792.8028092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Duvernay, Pauline Yolande Marie Louise
  • Ballet dancers
  • Courtesans
  • Great Britain
  • Biography
Label
The beauty of her age : a tale of sex, scandal and money in Victorian England, Jenifer Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2016
  • Includes QR code
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781445677194
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445677194
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
The beauty of her age : a tale of sex, scandal and money in Victorian England, Jenifer Roberts
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2016
  • Includes QR code
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781445677194
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445677194
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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