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The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis
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Jamie Zaccaria | 219 comments I didn't know anything about Marie until I read this and it was very impressive how thorough the author managed to be. The book did a good job at explaining life during her time in France, her situation in that life and how she choose to take control of it. The author very successfully describes Marie in a way that makes the reader understand her infamy. While at some points, particularly towards the end, I found it dragging, overall it was a great biography of a woman who deserves it.

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Cynda  (cynda) Yes. I too find that biographies of long-lived people--I am thinking Elizabeth I this moment-- to often drag at the end. Sure, the individual has personal work to do, but the public life has quieted down.

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