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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York : Viking, 2003
|Named Person:||Opal Stanley Whiteley; House of Orléans; House of Orléans; Opal Stanley Whiteley|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
K K Beck
|Description:||ix, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
"The diary became an overnight publishing sensation, and Opal, a beautiful, charming twenty-two-year-old, quickly became a celebrity. Some skeptics dismissed the diary as a hoax, but others remained convinced. Opal is the story of her legacy and of the many ways she has been perceived: New Age prophet and environmentalist, mad genius, long-lost princess, and flamboyant fraud. It is also the tale of the whirlwind and eccentric life she led on several continents after the diary was published and the host of rich, famous, and high-born figures she enchanted and counted as her friends." "Thoroughly examining Opal's personal papers and letters and interviewing those who knew her, Katherine Beck has put together the most complete picture of her life yet."--Jacket.
- Whiteley, Opal Stanley.
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
- Women naturalists -- United States -- Biography.
- Princesses -- France -- Miscellanea.
- Orléans, House of -- Miscellanea.
- Diaries -- Authorship.
- Oregon -- Biography.
- Orléans, House of.
- Authors, American.
- Women naturalists.
- United States.