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Lola Montez

An adventuress of the forties

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,651 / 183 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.1
LoC Category: DD
Downloads: 728
Added to site: 2012.01.09
mnybks.net#: 31163

The story of a brave and beautiful woman, whose fame filled Europe and America within the memory of our parents, seems to be worth telling. The human note in history is never more thrilling than when it is struck in the key of love. In what were perhaps more virile ages, the great ones of the earth frankly acknowledged the irresistible power of passion and the supreme desirability of beauty. Their followers thought none the less of them for being sons of Adam. Lola Montez was the last of that long and illustrious line of women, reaching back beyond Cleopatra and Aspasia, before whom kings bent in homage, and by whose personality they openly confess themselves to be swayed. Since her time man has thrown off the spell of woman's beauty, and seems to dread still more the competition of her intellect.

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