Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt

About this book

A world famous novelist writes here about one of the most famous actresses of all time, Sarah Bernhardt, but not wanting this to be a traditional biography, Sagan hit upon the daring device of an imaginary correspondence between Sarah Bernhardt and herself, giving a first-person voice with dimension. The result is a brilliant, lively, intimate exchange of letters, sharing of opinions on past and contemporary culture, and Bernhardt's reflections on her career, friends, motherhood, lovers, money and fans. Though the letters are imaginary, the real woman, Sarah Bernhardt dominated the stage not only in her native France, but throughout the world for sixty years, literally until the week she died in 1923.

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