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The Journal of Madame Callegari

The Journal of Madame Callegari
 

a meticulously researched account of an unexpected and utterly fascinating woman. Emeritus Professor Lucy Frost, The University of Tasmania. The Journal of Madame Callegari ... is a fascinating story from start to finish: not only the very notion that the true identity of Madame ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781320395878
Published 9 October 2016 by Blurb, Inc.
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wilkie, Douglas

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ISBN-13 9781320395878
ISBN-10 1320395872
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Blurb, Inc.
Imprint Blurb
Publication Date 9 October 2016
International Publication Date 18 April 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wilkie, Douglas
Category Australian
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 422 pp
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 417g
Dewey Code Not specified
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a meticulously researched account of an unexpected and utterly fascinating woman. Emeritus Professor Lucy Frost, The University of Tasmania. The Journal of Madame Callegari ... is a fascinating story from start to finish: not only the very notion that the true identity of Madame Callegari has remained hidden until now, but also the incredible story of Madame Callegari's life and travels. ... the author's choice to write the journal in the first person adds greatly to the pace and personal nature of the story and draws the reader in from the very beginning. ... Astute readers ... will no doubt be delighted to now be able to read the full story of Madame Callegari and her incredible life. This complete account is meticulously researched and a valuable and important contribution to the literature in the area of French-Australian Studies, given the time that Madame Callegari spent here and in the surrounding region. Readers everywhere can be very grateful that Douglas Wilkie came across Madame Callegari's true identity, that he has set the record straight, and that he has shared her fascinating story with us. Dr Kerry Mullan, Senior Lecturer, Coordinator French Studies, RMIT University. He is to be congratulated on his achievement. Elaine Lewis, Author Left Bank Waltz, (Vintage 2006); Co-editor The French Australian Review.

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Author's Bio

DOUGLAS WILKIE has a PhD from the University of Melbourne, in which he investigated long forgotten or misunderstood origins of the Victorian gold rushes of 1851. He also has a BA, BEd, MA and MEd from Monash University with major studies in Ancient History, Renaissance History, Australian History and Victorian Educational History. He has published numerous articles in history journals on subjects related to Van Diemen's Land convicts and the early history of Port Phillip District. In 2014 he was appointed an Honorary Fellow in the School of Philosophical and Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Recent books include The Journal of Madame Callegari: The true story behind Alexandre Dumas's 1855 book The Journal of Madame Giovanni; The Life and Loves of Eugene Rossiet Lennon, Professeur Extraordinaire; Education in the Sink of Iniquity; and 1849 The Rush that Never Started: Forgotten origins of the 1851 Victorian Gold Rushes.

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