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Beaumarchais : a biography

Author: Maurice Lever; Susan Emanuel
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American ed., condensed, 1 v. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Lever; Susan Emanuel
ISBN: 9780374113285 0374113289
OCLC Number: 243544896
Notes: "Originally published in three volumes as Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais," ©1999, 2003, and 2004, --T.p. verso.
Description: xiv, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A Young Man in a Hurry --
2. The Road to Fortune --
3. "En Capa y Sombrero" --
4. "Monsieur, the Fallen Author" --
5. The La Blache Affair --
6. The Mad Day --
7. The Prisoner of For-l'Eveque --
8. Vengeance Does Not Erase a Reprimand --
9. The Adventures of the Chevalier de Ronac --
10. "I Would Prefer to Be a Good Barber" --
11. The Cause of America --
12. "The Americans Must Be Helped" --
13. "The Desire of All Nations" --
14. "A Noble and Free People!" --
15. "The Most Patient of America's Creditors" --
16. The Revolution of Dramatic Authors --
17." What Kind of Man Have I Become?" --
18. "And Voltaire Will Never Die" --
19. "The Craziest Reverie in My Nightcap" --
20. The Legendary Spanking --
21. The (Third) Marriage of Figaro --
22. The Adulterous Woman --
23. "A Lyric Monster" --
24. The Folly at the Foot of the Volcano --
25." Burial of Figaro" --
26. "The Nine Most Painful Months of My Life" --
27. The Last Mistress --
28. Wanderings --
29. The Prisoner of Altona.
Other Titles: Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.
Responsibility: Maurice Lever ; translated from the French by Susan Emanuel.

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