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The Resource Rosetta, Alexandra Joel

Rosetta, Alexandra Joel

Label
Rosetta
Title
Rosetta
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Joel
Title variation
Rosetta
Title variation remainder
a scandalous true story
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Headstrong and beautiful, in 1905 Rosetta escaped her safe Melbourne life, deserting her respectable husband and five-year-old daughter to run away with Zeno the Magnificent, a half-Chinese fortune teller and seducer of souls. The pair reinvented themselves in London, where they beguiled European society and risked everything for a life of glamour and desire. Rosetta said she was American; Zeno claimed to be a brilliant Japanese professor. Together they attracted the patronage of famous writers, inventors and scientists, lords and ladies, dukes and duchesses. Rosetta revelled in a life few women of her time would have dared to embrace, yet all the while she hid her secret shame: the daughter she had left behind. This is the compelling story of Alexandra Joel's quest to uncover the truth about her scandalous great-grandmother, and the shocking century-old secret she would discover at the heart of her family."--Back cover
Summary
"Headstrong and beautiful, in 1905 Rosetta escaped her safe Melbourne life, deserting her respectable husband and five-year-old daughter to run away with Zeno the Magnificent, a half-Chinese fortune teller and seducer of souls. The pair reinvented themselves in London, where they beguiled European society and risked everything for a life of glamour and desire. Rosetta said she was American; Zeno claimed to be a brilliant Japanese professor. Together they attracted the patronage of famous writers, inventors and scientists, lords and ladies, dukes and duchesses. Rosetta revelled in a life few women of her time would have dared to embrace, yet all the while she hid her secret shame: the daughter she had left behind. This is the compelling story of Alexandra Joel's quest to uncover the truth about her scandalous great-grandmother, and the shocking century-old secret she would discover at the heart of her family."--Back cover
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10513084
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joel, Alexandra
Dewey number
920.72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solomon, Rosetta
  • Intermarriage
  • Women
  • Runaway wives
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
Rosetta, Alexandra Joel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Penguin Random House Australia" - title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 328)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056974356
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143780472
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some colour), facsimiles, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)934622335
Label
Rosetta, Alexandra Joel
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Penguin Random House Australia" - title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 328)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056974356
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143780472
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some colour), facsimiles, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)934622335

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