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The Resource Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin

Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin

Label
Mistress of the Ritz : a novel
Title
Mistress of the Ritz
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Benjamin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II--while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hotel Ritz in Paris--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue. In March 1940, the Nazis sweep Paris and immediately take up residence in one of the city's most iconic sites: The Hotel Ritz. There, under a roof legendary for its unprecedented luxury and for its fabled residents--including Coco Chanel, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Cole Porter, Hemingway, Balanchine, Doris Duke, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and now Hermann Gèoring--the Nazis rule over a paralyzed city. But two residents of the Ritz refuse to be defeated: its director, Claude Auzello, and his beautiful American actress wife, Blanche. They not only oversee the smooth workings of the hotel, but both Blanche and Claude throw themselves fearlessly into the dangerous and clandestine workings of the French Resistance. This is a true-to-life novel of a courageous woman and her husband who put their marriage--and ultimately their lives--in jeopardy to fight for freedom. Intimate, fearless, and moving, it spins a brilliantly and unforgettably vivid human portrait at a time of unimaginable crisis and sacrifice
  • June 1940. The German Army sweeps into Paris and set up headquarters at The Hotel Ritz. In order to survive-- and to strike a blow against their Nazi 'guests' the hotel's director, Claude Auzello, and his beautiful American actress wife, Blanche throw themselves into spinning a web of deceit, working for the French Resistance. But one secret threatens to imperil both their lives-- and to bring down the legendary Ritz itself. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
The director of the luxurious Hotel Ritz in occupied Paris and his courageous American wife, Blanche Auzello, risk their marriage and lives to support the French Resistance during World War II
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10775878
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
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Benjamin, Melanie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A876
LC item number
M57 2019
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Auzello, Blanche
  • Auzello, Claude
  • Ritz Hotel (Paris, France)
  • France
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women spies
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780399182242
Lccn
2018052997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050277852
Label
Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780399182242
Lccn
2018052997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050277852

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