Although she was renowned as a dancer and actress and as a power behind the throne in politics, "her true story has always been obscured by the web of lies that she herself contructed." The author draws on unpublished archives to reveal the truths.
Lectures of Lola Montez (Countess of Landsfeld) Including Her Autobiography
It is 1842, and twenty-two year old Lola Montez seeks escape from a divorce trial. She accepts an offer to fulfil a few tasks for Juan de Grimaldi—a spy for the exiled Spanish queen. Going undercover, she falls dangerously in love and becomes a double agent, and is forced to flee to France, with a dangerous group of Loyalists in hot pursuit.
For more than a century the history of the American Frontier, particularly the West, has been the speciality of the Arthur H. Clark Company. We publish new books, both interpretive and documentary, in small, high-quality editions for the collector, researcher, and library.
Lola Montez, on an outrageous dare, seduces King Ludwig I of Bavaria. The aging royal cannot resist her moves as a Spanish dancer, nor the exciting wardrobe malfunction which ensues. Meanwhile, Europe seethes with unrest. In 1848, Lola is the target of a terrifying witch hunt, and must save herself and also foment a remarkable revolution.
The Arts of Beauty; Or, Secrets of a Lady's Toilet - With Hints to Gentlemen on the Art of Fascinating
Originally published in 1858 this unusual book will appeal greatly to all who have an interest in the history of early cosmetics and beauty regimes. Chapters include; Paints & powders, How to obtain a good head of hair, How to colour grey hair and Blemishes to beauty as well as many more fascinating chapters.Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.