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Lapierre, Alexandra

Overview
Works: 60 works in 191 publications in 4 languages and 3,093 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Love stories  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Actor, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2672.A589, 828.809
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Most widely held works by Alexandra Lapierre
Artemisia : a novel by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Artemisia Gentileschi, the talented daughter of a Roman artist, is raped by her father's friend and partner. She is ostracized by her family and seventeenth-century Roman soicety when she refuses to deny the rape and pleads her case in court
Fanny Stevenson : a romance of destiny by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in France where it caused a literary sensation and became an instant bestseller, this is Alexandra Lapierre's celebrated, award-winning biography of Robert Louis Stevenson's wife. One hundred years after his death, Robert Louis Stevenson, author of such classic novels as Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, remains an ever fascinating figure. This is the remarkable story of his wife Fanny, the American woman eleven years his senior who influenced every facet of his life and work, and who remains in her own right one of the most truly independent and free-spirited women of her generation. Stevenson was to devote his life to this woman: he crossed continents in search of her; scandalized his family to marry her; built a life in the Pacific with her; survived tuberculosis because of her; and was encouraged and inspired in his writing by her. He was an unknown twenty-five year old Scotsman when he came across Fanny for the first time in the artists' colony of Barbizon near Paris. A mother of three, Fanny had left her unfaithful husband to come to Europe with her three children to learn how to paint. No greater abyss could have separated the young Stevenson from this eccentric American; and yet, it was love at first sight. Fanny's influence on the novelist has long been recognized but is often reduced to stereotype: either she is written off as an overpowering woman who controlled Stevenson or caricatured as a kind of angel who saved him. For the first time, in this acclaimed biography readers are given a clear, accurate portrait of the woman behind the genius who led a fascinating existence both before and after her marriage to Stevenson. ("She was the only woman worth dying for" is how Fanny's last lover described her in 1914; she was seventy-four at the time, he was twenty-eight.) Alexandra Lapierre spent five years tracing Fanny's life, from her early tumultuous years in America to her days after Stevenson's death. The author's relentless and thorough research drove her to discover Fanny's wardrobe and jewels, to climb the mount where she is buried alongside Stevenson, to study her paintings in Scotland, and to unearth her love letters. This captivating story illuminates the life of a woman whose headstrong ambition and boundless courage set her apart from her generation. She was, as Stevenson wrote of her, "heart whole, soul free," and as this extraordinary biography reveals, the essence of a modern woman ahead of her time
Women travelers : a century of trailblazing adventures, 1850-1950 by Christel Mouchard ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artemisia : the story of a battle for greatness by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fanny Stevenson : muse, adventuress and romantic enigma by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artemisia : un duel pour l'immortalité by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in French and English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rome au début du XVIIe siècle. Le peintre Orazio Gentileschi, dont toutes les cours d'Italie se disputent les tableaux, cloître dans son atelier sa fille, la talentueuse, Artemisia. Cet ouvrage raconte l'amour tourmenté d'un père et de sa fille, leur ardente rivalité, le combat terrible qu'ils menèrent l'un contre l'autre pour que leur art triomphe, de Venise à Londres, de Paris à Florence
Fanny Stevenson : entre passion et liberté by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in French and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une véritable réhabilitation. Cette femme, que la légende avait peu à peu transformée en castratrice du génie de son jeune époux, apparaît sous son vrai visage en cette vivante biographie. Une grande histoire d'amour au-delà des interdits, de la maladie et de la mort, une vie mouvementée dont Fanny rythme la destinée en participant à fond aux oeuvres de Stevenson. [SDM]
Between love and honor by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1839, after decades of conflict, the Russian army and the Muslims of Chechnya are on the verge of a truce. To prove his commitment to peace, warrior chief Imam Shamil offers a hostage: his son Jamal Eddin. But once the truce is signed, the Russians spirit Jamal Eddin back to Russia, where Czar Nicholas 'adopts' the boy. Immersed in imperial court life, Jamal Eddin matures into the consummate courtier. Still he maintains his Muslim faith--until he falls in love with a beautiful Russian aristocrat. To marry her Jamal Eddin must convert to Christianity, a sacrifice he is prepared to make. But his devotion to his bride will be pitted against his duty to his homeland when Jamal Eddin is called to take his rightful place leading the Muslims."--P. [4] of cover
La lionne du boulevard : roman by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman-chronique très documenté sur la vie d'une petite couturière devenue courtisane dans la France de Napoléon III
Elles ont conquis le monde : les grandes aventurières, 1850-1950 ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Les grandes aventurières ne sont plus seulement des courtisanes : ce sont des conquérantes d'un type nouveau apparu dans la première moitié du XIXe siècle. Des femmes qui voulaient être des géographes, des botanistes, des ethnologues - bref des exploratrices à part entière! Et elles ont conquis le monde, d'est en ouest et du nord au sud, le collet bien monté, pour que leur vertu ne soit en rien suspectée, leur corset étroitement lacé. Mais sous leur armure vibraient des émotions violentes, des sentiments brûlants. Et beaucoup ont vécu des amours qui, pour être secrètes, n'en furent pas moins passionnées. "Quels rapports entre Karen Blixen et Catalina de Erauso, la nonne soldat guerroyant en Espagne au temps du Siècle d'or? Entre Alexine Tinne, la flamboyante aristocrate hollandaise, campant parmi ses serviteurs dans les déserts d'Egypte, et Margaret Fountaine, la vieille demoiselle chassant le papillon en Amazonie? A travers l'espace et le temps, qu'ont-elles de commun, toutes ces femmes aux personnalités si différentes? Sinon ce talent-là : savoir reconnaître leur instinct et soutenir leur désir. Ne laisser personne - aucun être, aucune idée, aucune peur - les détourner de l'essentiel et les dépouiller de leur âme. Oser." Alexandra Lapierre"--Jaquette
Le salon des petites vertus : portraits cruels à la lumière de Rome by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans le salon d'Emilie d'Entraygues, où se pratique l'art de la conversation, tout comme au XIXe siècle, cinq histoires vont être racontées : cinq histoires où l'on verra des femmes, vicieusement vertueuses, user d'armes aussi perverses qu'inattendues. Amies trop serviables, secrétaires si dévouées, mères trop complices
Artemisia by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artemisia, 1593-1654 [pouvoir, gloire et passions d'une femme peintre] : [exposition, Paris, Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol,14 mars-15 juillet 2012 by Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol (Paris) ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between love and honor by Alexandra Lapierre ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A historical love story based on Czar Nicholas I of Russia's 25-year struggle to contain the Muslims of the Caucasus Mountains. It follows Jamal Eddin, son of a Jihadist warrior, as he's taken hostage by the Czar. The boy so impressed the Czar that he was raised alongside his sons. He was encouraged to practice his religion, until he fell in love: the girl was from one of the most celebrated intellectual families in the Empire, and Jamal could only have her if he converted to Christianity
L'absent : roman by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deux ans après la naissance de leur fille, rien ne va plus pour Gilles et Lise qui se séparent après sept ans de mariage. Dans un long monologue Lise revit le temps passé cherchant à comprendre, obligée de réagir devant la souffrance de l'enfant
A woman like that Artemisia ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod merges her own coming of middle-age story with her pursuit of the truths behind the legends of 17th century female painter Artemisia Gentileschi's dramatic art and life
Le voleur d'éternité : La vie aventureuse de William Petty, érudit, esthète et brigand by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman historique. Roman de voyage
Die Vagabundin : Fanny Stevenson und die "Schatzinsel" by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Breit angelegte Biographie über die ungewöhnliche Amerikanerin (1840-1914), Goldsucherin im Wilden Westen, Malerin und in ihrer 2. Ehe Lebensgefährtin des Schriftstellers R.L. Stevenson
L'excessive by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Au XVIIIe siècle, l'histoire d'Elizabeth Chudleigh, issue de la petite noblesse, protégée du roi d'Angleterre et amie de l'impératrice de Russie Catherine II. Mariée secrètement à 23 ans, elle le cacha pour épouser l'amour de sa vie : le duc le plus riche d'Angleterre. Mais elle fut jugée et menacée d'être marquée au fer rouge, ouvrant ainsi un procès retentissant pour bigamie
Un homme fatal : roman by Alexandra Lapierre ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce roman, au titre flamboyant, est aussi une reconstitution habile du monde du cinéma à Hollywood ainsi qu'en témoigne la bibliographie
 
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French (74)
English (29)
Italian (10)
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