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Lapierre, Alexandra

Works: 65 works in 276 publications in 7 languages and 3,096 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Biographies  Biographical fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Documentary films  Romance fiction  Biographical films  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PQ2672.A589, 843.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alexandra Lapierre
Artemisia : a novel by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Artemisia Gentileschi, the talented daughter of a Roman artist, is raped by her father's friend and partner. She is ostracized by her family and seventeenth-century Roman society when she refuses to deny the rape and pleads her case in court
Fanny Stevenson : a romance of destiny by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in France where it caused a literary sensation and became an instant bestseller, this is Alexandra Lapierre's celebrated, award-winning biography of Robert Louis Stevenson's wife. One hundred years after his death, Robert Louis Stevenson, author of such classic novels as Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, remains an ever fascinating figure. This is the remarkable story of his wife Fanny, the American woman eleven years his senior who influenced every facet of his life and work, and who remains in her own right one of the most truly independent and free-spirited women of her generation. Stevenson was to devote his life to this woman: he crossed continents in search of her; scandalized his family to marry her; built a life in the Pacific with her; survived tuberculosis because of her; and was encouraged and inspired in his writing by her. He was an unknown twenty-five year old Scotsman when he came across Fanny for the first time in the artists' colony of Barbizon near Paris. A mother of three, Fanny had left her unfaithful husband to come to Europe with her three children to learn how to paint. No greater abyss could have separated the young Stevenson from this eccentric American; and yet, it was love at first sight. Fanny's influence on the novelist has long been recognized but is often reduced to stereotype: either she is written off as an overpowering woman who controlled Stevenson or caricatured as a kind of angel who saved him. For the first time, in this acclaimed biography readers are given a clear, accurate portrait of the woman behind the genius who led a fascinating existence both before and after her marriage to Stevenson. ("She was the only woman worth dying for" is how Fanny's last lover described her in 1914; she was seventy-four at the time, he was twenty-eight.) Alexandra Lapierre spent five years tracing Fanny's life, from her early tumultuous years in America to her days after Stevenson's death. The author's relentless and thorough research drove her to discover Fanny's wardrobe and jewels, to climb the mount where she is buried alongside Stevenson, to study her paintings in Scotland, and to unearth her love letters. This captivating story illuminates the life of a woman whose headstrong ambition and boundless courage set her apart from her generation. She was, as Stevenson wrote of her, "heart whole, soul free," and as this extraordinary biography reveals, the essence of a modern woman ahead of her time
Women travelers : a century of trailblazing adventures, 1850-1950 by Christel Mouchard( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An award-winning novelist brings to life the stories of the greatest women adventurers in history. Crossing five continents, these indomitable women faced unimaginable dangers, from deserts and jungles to mountains and icebergs, often armed with little in the way of specialist equipment other than an umbrella and a "good, thick skirt." Spanning a century, this book mixes triumph and tragedy as it follows these heroines' extraordinary adventures." "Archival photographs and extracts from diaries, journals, letters, and other writings thrillingly bring to life the unquenchable spirit of adventure of these courageous women."--Jacket
Artemisia : the story of a battle for greatness by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artemisia Gentileschi was apprenticed at an early age to her father, the seventeenth-century painter Orazio Gentileschi. At age 17 Artemisia was violently raped by Agostino Tassi, an artist friend whom Orazio had engaged to give his daughter lessons in perspective. Orazio took the case to court in 1612, and there followed eight months of humiliation for Artemisia as the inhabitants of Rome's artists' quarter came to give evidence
La lionne du boulevard : roman by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman-chronique très documenté sur la vie d'une petite couturière devenue courtisane dans la France de Napoléon III
Fanny Stevenson : entre passion et liberté by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in French and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une véritable réhabilitation. Cette femme, que la légende avait peu à peu transformée en castratrice du génie de son jeune époux, apparaît sous son vrai visage en cette vivante biographie. Une grande histoire d'amour au-delà des interdits, de la maladie et de la mort, une vie mouvementée dont Fanny rythme la destinée en participant à fond aux oeuvres de Stevenson. [SDM]
Between love and honor by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1839, after decades of conflict, the Russian army and the Muslims of Chechnya are on the verge of a truce. To prove his commitment to peace, warrior chief Imam Shamil offers a hostage: his son Jamal Eddin. But once the truce is signed, the Russians spirit Jamal Eddin back to Russia, where Czar Nicholas 'adopts' the boy. Immersed in imperial court life, Jamal Eddin matures into the consummate courtier. Still he maintains his Muslim faith--until he falls in love with a beautiful Russian aristocrat. To marry her Jamal Eddin must convert to Christianity, a sacrifice he is prepared to make. But his devotion to his bride will be pitted against his duty to his homeland when Jamal Eddin is called to take his rightful place leading the Muslims."--Page 4 of cover
A woman like that( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod merges her own coming of middle-age story with her pursuit of the truths behind the legends of 17th century female painter Artemisia Gentileschi's dramatic art and life"--Container
Elles ont conquis le monde : les grandes aventurières, 1850-1950 by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Les grandes aventurières ne sont plus seulement des courtisanes : ce sont des conquérantes d'un type nouveau apparu dans la première moitié du XIXe siècle. Des femmes qui voulaient être des géographes, des botanistes, des ethnologues - bref des exploratrices à part entière! Et elles ont conquis le monde, d'est en ouest et du nord au sud, le collet bien monté, pour que leur vertu ne soit en rien suspectée, leur corset étroitement lacé. Mais sous leur armure vibraient des émotions violentes, des sentiments brûlants. Et beaucoup ont vécu des amours qui, pour être secrètes, n'en furent pas moins passionnées. "Quels rapports entre Karen Blixen et Catalina de Erauso, la nonne soldat guerroyant en Espagne au temps du Siècle d'or? Entre Alexine Tinne, la flamboyante aristocrate hollandaise, campant parmi ses serviteurs dans les déserts d'Egypte, et Margaret Fountaine, la vieille demoiselle chassant le papillon en Amazonie? A travers l'espace et le temps, qu'ont-elles de commun, toutes ces femmes aux personnalités si différentes? Sinon ce talent-là : savoir reconnaître leur instinct et soutenir leur désir. Ne laisser personne - aucun être, aucune idée, aucune peur - les détourner de l'essentiel et les dépouiller de leur âme. Oser." Alexandra Lapierre"--Jaquette
Je te vois reine des quatre parties du monde : l'épopée de Doña Isabel Barreto, conquistadora des Mers du Sud, première et seule femme amirale de l'armada espagnole : roman by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman historique
Le salon des petites vertus : portraits cruels à la lumière de Rome by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans le salon d'Emilie d'Entraygues, où se pratique l'art de la conversation, tout comme au XIXe siècle, cinq histoires vont être racontées : cinq histoires où l'on verra des femmes, vicieusement vertueuses, user d'armes aussi perverses qu'inattendues. Amies trop serviables, secrétaires si dévouées, mères trop complices
Artemisia, 1593-1654 [pouvoir, gloire et passions d'une femme peintre] : [exposition, Paris, Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol,14 mars-15 juillet 2012 by Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue de l'exposition présentée au Musée Maillol à Paris du 14 mars au 15 juillet 2012. À l'aube du XVIIe siècle en Italie, quand les femmes étaient mineures à vie, quand elles appartenaient à leur père, à leur mari, à leurs frères ou à leurs fils, Artemisia a brisé toutes les lois de la société en n'appartenant qu'à son art. En quête de sa propre gloire et de sa liberté, elle a travaillé pour des princes et des cardinaux, elle a gagné sa vie à la force de son pinceau, et construit son oeuvre, inlassablement. Par son talent et sa force créatrice, elle est devenue l'un des peintres les plus célèbres de son époque. Le drame de sa vie personnelle, le viol qu'elle a subi dans sa jeunesse, et le retentissant procès que son père intentera par la suite à son agresseur, l'artiste Agostino Tassi, ont profondément marqué sa vie et sa carrière. Ce scandale a contribué à occulter son génie
L'absent : roman by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in French and Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux ans après la naissance de leur fille, rien ne va plus pour Gilles et Lise qui se séparent après sept ans de mariage. Dans un long monologue Lise revit le temps passé cherchant à comprendre, obligée de réagir devant la souffrance de l'enfant
Le voleur d'éternité : La vie aventureuse de William Petty, érudit, esthète et brigand by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman historique. Roman de voyage
Between love and honor by Alexandra Lapierre( Recording )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical love story based on Czar Nicholas I of Russia's 25-year struggle to contain the Muslims of the Caucasus Mountains. It follows Jamal Eddin, son of a Jihadist warrior, as he's taken hostage by the Czar. The boy so impressed the Czar that he was raised alongside his sons. He was encouraged to practice his religion, until he fell in love: the girl was from one of the most celebrated intellectual families in the Empire, and Jamal could only have her if he converted to Christianity
L'excessive by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au XVIIIe siècle, l'histoire d'Elizabeth Chudleigh, issue de la petite noblesse, protégée du roi d'Angleterre et amie de l'impératrice de Russie Catherine II. Mariée secrètement à 23 ans, elle le cacha pour épouser l'amour de sa vie : le duc le plus riche d'Angleterre. Mais elle fut jugée et menacée d'être marquée au fer rouge, ouvrant ainsi un procès retentissant pour bigamie
Un homme fatal : roman by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in French and Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce roman, au titre flamboyant, est aussi une reconstitution habile du monde du cinéma à Hollywood ainsi qu'en témoigne la bibliographie
Moura : la mémoire incendiée : roman by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman historique
Tout l'honneur des hommes : dans la Russie des tsars, le destin du fils de l'imam de Tchétchénie by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman d'aventures. Roman historique
Die Vagabundin : Fanny Stevenson und die "Schatzinsel" by Alexandra Lapierre( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breit angelegte Biographie über die ungewöhnliche Amerikanerin (1840-1914), Goldsucherin im Wilden Westen, Malerin und in ihrer 2. Ehe Lebensgefährtin des Schriftstellers R.L. Stevenson
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Artemisia : a novel
Alternative Names
Alexandra Lapierre écrivain français

Alexandra Lapierre Frans schrijfster

Alexandra Lapierre französische Schriftstellerin

Alexandra Lapierre French writer

Pierre, Alexandra la 1955-

French (111)

English (42)

Italian (14)

Spanish (12)

German (10)

Chinese (3)

Dutch (1)

Women travelers : a century of trailblazing adventures, 1850-1950Artemisia : the story of a battle for greatness