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Kavanagh, Julie 1952-

Works: 6 works in 33 publications in 3 languages and 2,561 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV1785.N8, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Julie Kavanagh
Most widely held works by Julie Kavanagh
Nureyev : the life by Julie Kavanagh( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive biography of twentieth-century Russian ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, that chronicles his childhood, defection to the West in 1961, and success on the stage
The girl who loved camellias : the life and legend of Marie Duplessis by Julie Kavanagh( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astonishing and unknown story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who inspired Dumas's novel and play La dame aux camélias, Verdi's opera La Traviata, George Cukor's film Camille, and Frederick Ashton's ballet Marguerite and Armand. Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Greta Garbo, Isabelle Huppert, Maria Callas, Anna Netrebko, and Margot Fonteyn are just a few of the actors, singers, and dancers who have portrayed her. Drawing on new research, Julie Kavanagh re-creates the short, intense life of the tall, pale, slender girl who at thirteen fled her brute of a father and Normandy to go to Paris, where she would become one of the grand courtesans of the 1840s. France's national treasure, Alexandre Dumas père, was intrigued by her, his son became her lover, and Franz Liszt, too, fell under her spell. With elegant clothes, a coach, and a grand apartment, she entertained a salon of dandies, writers, and artists. Her death from tuberculosis at 23 became a national tragedy, and her independent and modern spirit has timeless appeal.--From publisher description
Secret muses : the life of Frederick Ashton by Julie Kavanagh( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith Sitwell was a friend and fan who relished his celebrated imitations. Bringing to light important new material, Kavanagh has written a definitive account of one of the most important cultural figures of the twentieth century
La ragazza delle camelie : vita e leggenda di Marie Duplessis by Julie Kavanagh( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dziewczyna która kochała kamelie : życie i legenda Marie Duplessis by Julie Kavanagh( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Polish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book documents the story of the famous courtesan who was a muse and mistress to such figures as Alexandre Dumas and Franz Liszt, tracing her upbringing in Normandy and her reinvention in Paris before becoming one of the most adored women in 1840s France
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.19 for Nureyev : ... to 0.95 for La ragazza ...)

Nureyev : the life
Secret muses : the life of Frederick Ashton