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Title: Sarah Bernhardt
Description: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1938. Hardcover. Grey cloth. 162p. Cover is lightly soiled. Otherwise, this is a clean and tight book in very good condition. Sarah Bernhardt (22/23 October 1844 26 March 1923) was a French stage and early film actress. She was referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", and is regarded as one of the finest actors of all time. Bernhardt made her fame on the stages of France in the 1870s, at the beginning of the Belle Epoque, and was soon in demand in Europe and the Americas. She developed a reputation as a sublime dramatic actress and tragedienne, earning the nickname "The Divine Sarah". In her later career she starred in some of the earliest films ever produced. Maurice Baring OBE (27 April 1874 14 December 1945) was an English man of letters, known as a dramatist, poet, novelist, translator and essayist, and also as a travel writer and war correspondent. During World War I, Baring served in the Intelligence Corps and Royal Air Force. Previously an agnostic, he converted to Roman Catholicism in 1909, "the only action in my life which I am quite certain I have never regretted." Speaking from personal experience, however, he once advised Belloc to "never, never, never talk theology or discuss the Church with those outside it. People simply do not understand what you are talking about and they merely (a) get angry and (b) come to the conclusion that one doesn't believe in the thing oneself and that one is simply doing it to annoy.

Keywords: theater, culture, arts

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd.
- Book number: 141060

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