Purple Passage; The Life of Mrs. Frank Leslie. Madeleine B. Stern.

Purple Passage; The Life of Mrs. Frank Leslie

Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight 8vo, 281pp. A few small scuffs and tiny chips to edges of dust jacket, slight shelf wear.Interior is in excellent shape with only very slight shelf wear. Great photos of her many husbands. Very Good / very good. Item #17648

A fascinating biography of Miriam Florence Leslie, an extraordinary eighteenth century woman, from her performance with Lola Montez to her journalistic coup that changed the fortunes of a publishing house. Her life with her four husbands; Follin-Peacock-Squier-Leslie-Wilde (Oscar Wilde's brother). She was "a passionate, colorful, dauntless, incredible woman who electrified her contemporaries." (And probably scandalized them too!) A fascinating read.

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