Life Mask

Life Mask

Book - 2004
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LIFE MASK is the true story of three famous Londoners - an artist, an actress and an aristocrat - at the end of the eighteenth century. This is their love story, their gamble, their battle. Let the games begin. Everybody wears a mask. Hadn't you noticed? We put them on for one very good reason: we dislike our own faces. It's an era of looming war, and the erosion of freedom in the name of national security. A time of high art and big business, trashy spectacles and financial disasters. Celebrities are hounded by journalists, who serve up private passions alongside public crises. Marriages stretch or break, and so do friendships; political liaisons prove as dangerous as erotic ones. In Parliament, on stage, in the bedroom, at the race track, round the dinner table, old loyalties are wrenched by the winds of change. The World - as elite calls itself - is fighting to survive these chaotic times.
Publisher: London : Virago, c2004
ISBN: 9781860499807
1860499805
Branch Call Number: F DON
Characteristics: 613 p. ; 23 cm

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Lirael
Jan 07, 2015

Fascinating historical novel set in late 1700s, based on three historical figures. For more information, there's a companion guide created by college student as a project for a class, http://rebeccariverslitblog.wordpress.com/, with images of the three characters and of the theater, resources, and discussion questions.

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