Beaumarchais

By: Lever, Maurice; Emanuel, Susan (translated by)

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This is a compelling portrait of a man whose activities as politician, publisher, entrepeneur, spy, rebel, but most notable a playwright, brought him fame. He was a political visionary who supported American revolutionaries on the eve of his country's own upheavel, a reckless entrepeneur, and an early champion of the rights of artists and intellectual property. Most of all we meet a writer whose wit and brilliance were matched only by his determination to publish on his own terms - even at the risk of political exile. The author recreates the exciting times of the famed Comedie-Francaise, and the often perilous times in which Beaumarchais lived. The dust jacket is price-clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 411 pages

Title: Beaumarchais

Author: Lever, Maurice; Emanuel, Susan (translated by)

Categories: BIOGRAPHY & Autobiography,

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2009

ISBN: 0374113289

ISBN 13: 9780374113285

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

Seller ID: 004343

Keywords: Biography Dramatist French 18th Century,