Dangerous Woman

The Life, Loves, And Scandals Of Adah Isaacs Menken, 1835-1868, America's Original Superstar

 
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By Michael Foster and Barbara Foster
 
Price: $24.95 Pub Date: 02/01/2011 Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781599216027 Imprint: Lyons Press Trim: Pages: 368

She was as American as ambition, as human as sex, as transcendent as love. America’s first international superstar, actress and poet Adah Isaacs Menken (1835–68) was a woman whose life crossed paths with the most famous men and women of the Victorian Age.
 
The first in the line of Clara Bow, Jean Harlow, and Marilyn Monroe, she scandalized audiences in New York, San Francisco, London, and Paris with her provocative performances; entertained a country ripped apart by Civil War; and influenced the lives of Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens,
Alexandre Dumas, Sarah Bernhardt, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


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