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Death of the Lion, The

By: Henry James

.... The narrator, a reprehensible and seedy journalist, sets out to interview a minor author, and in his own quest for glory, turns the author into the celebrity of the day. The sudden and untimely death of the author, with his latest work unfinished, presents a troubling dilemma for the narrator, which he resolves with no more conscience than he had when he began his quest....

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Just Me

By: Pearl White

...Perhaps the first memoir written by a film celebrity, Pearl White's Just Me gives a first-person account of the actress' rise to stardom. White guides us through her early childhood, her development as a performer, and finally to her breakout role in The Perils of Pau...

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Corpus of a Siam Mosquito

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...d on her to be his public relations gadabout. Here in Canada he wasn't a celebrity. For him there were just classes and an occasional sale of a pai...

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Beautiful Joe

By: Marshall Saunders

... in the manner described in the story. He was rescued from him, and is now living in a happy home with pleasant surroundings, and enjoys a wide local celebrity. The character of Laura is drawn from life, and to the smallest detail is truthfully depicted. The Morris family has its counterparts in real life, and nearly all of the incidents of the story are founded on fact. (...

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Peter the Great

By: Jacob Abbott

...very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russian civilization. The celebrity, however, of the great Muscovite sovereign among young persons is due in a great measure to the circumstance of his having repaired personally to Holland, in the course of his efforts to introduce the industrial art...

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The Mystery of Jamieson Stone

By: Jonathan Cross

... do what I can.” Bishop Salvi entered General Lester’s retirement party as if he were a celebrity. Corporals and Colonels fussed over him, taking ...

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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...ship. Additionally, his wrong instructions – motivated by greed and the pursuit of celebrity – were a crucial contributing factor. The owner should... ...ss the art of confabulation, his life is transformed overnight: he becomes rich, a celebrity, and marries the girl of his dreams (who scorned him b...

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Links and Factoids

By: Sam Vaknin

...e first person to cross the Atlantic in a nonstop flight. This made him an instant celebrity. When, in 1932, his 19-months old son was kidnapped an...

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An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...apers and magazines to give readers what they wanted: sleaze about a minor celebrity whom through his paintings and tabloid gossip they could learn mo... ...pe organized by galleries. He missed magazines catering to those needing a celebrity from whom they could learn intimacies, tiny facts or rumors of fa... ...lling his paintings at ever inflated prices because of their worth and his celebrity status as their decadent creator, he had the ideal life. The crea... ...calling that nurse, smitten as she was for his good looks and his marginal celebrity status. He would be doing it now at this moment were it not for h... ... yearn for other pursuits. At certain times he had been obsessed by having celebrity status and at other times he had loathed it, but overall he had r...

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Alhambra: A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And Spaniards, The

By: Washington Irving

...he then-governor of the historic Alhambra Palace as well as the archbishop of Granada for access to the palace, which was granted because of Irving's celebrity status. Aided by a 35-year old guide named Mateo Ximenes, Irving was inspired by his experience to write Tales of the Alhambra. Throughout his trip, he filled his notebooks and journals with descriptions and observa...

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The Atheists Mass

By: Honoré de Balzac

...stem of theoretical physiology, and who, while still young, made himself a celebrity in the medical school of Paris, that cen- tral luminary to which ...

...Excerpt: Bianchon, a physician to whom science owes a fine system of theoretical physiology, and who, while still young, made himself a celebrity in the medical school of Paris, that central luminary to which European doctors do homage, practiced surgery for a long time before he took up medicine. His earliest studies were guided by one of the greatest of Fre...

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Unconscious Comedians

By: Honoré de Balzac

...well, he saw that so vulgar and ignoble a name as Cabot could never attain celebrity. Monsieur de Parny, whose hair he cut, gave him the name of Mariu... ...en, in Paris, from a desire to reach more rapidly than by natural ways the celebrity which to them is fortune, artists borrow the wings of circumstanc...

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Sarrasine

By: Honoré de Balzac

...at humorsome tyranny, which, at a later date, con- tributed no less to his celebrity than his talent and his vast fortune, which was said to be due to...

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The Real Thing

By: Henry James

...ally—I don’t mean as a barber or yet as a tailor—would have struck me as a celebrity if celebri- ties often were striking. It was a truth of which I h...

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A Daughter of Eve

By: Honoré de Balzac

...rt, and troubled it. But the trouble was pleasure. The purple mantle which celebrity had draped for a moment round Nathan’s shoulders dazzled the inge... ...ked one another according to circumstances. This Bohemian resort, to which celebrity was the only ticket of admission, was a Hades of the mind, the ga... ..., done ten years of misery, strangled two or three passions, acquired some celebrity, either by books or waistcoats, by dramas or fine equipages; plot... ... the thing well, a woman ought to fasten upon some 97 Balzac good prey, a celebrity, a man of enough wit to give and take. There’s Nathan; will you h...

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Beatrix

By: Honoré de Balzac

... Madame de Stael, she kept her freedom and was thus more excusable for her celebrity, would be to satisfy many curiosities and do jus- tice to one of ... ...ame and work to criticism. In spite of any such desire, if she had it, her celebrity in- creased daily, partly through the influence of her salon, par... ...ess alone knew the se- cret of her writings and of her connection with the celebrity of Camille Maupin. But at the period of which we are now writing ... ...f a real society. In those days I thought her con- sumed with a desire for celebrity of one kind or another. Nevertheless, she has really much grandeu... ...ay a part in the eyes of society. She is one of those women who prefer the celebrity of a scan- dal to tranquil happiness; they fly in the face of soc... ...r to reign supreme over a salon. She then bethought herself of seeking the celebrity of the Duchesse de Langeais and the Vicomtesse de Beauseant. But ... ... her hair in bands as smooth and shining as ebony. Madame Schontz owed her celebrity as a pretty woman to the brilliancy and freshness of a complex- i...

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Vendetta

By: Honoré de Balzac

...Ginevra di Piombo. This caused some embar- rassment to the young pair. The celebrity of the bride’s name attracted attention, and the spectators seeme...

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Sir Dominick Ferrand

By: Henry James

...great man.” “There must indeed have been some good in him.” “He was a high celebrity. You’ve often heard of him.” Baron wondered an instant. “I’ve no ...

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The Lesson of the Master

By: Henry James

...her again in familiar contact with Henry St. George. Sitting next her this celebrity was also opposite our young man, who had been able to note that h...

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Tales and Fantasies

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...y would hear no more of the transaction. Among resident artists he enjoyed celebrity of a non- professional sort. He had spent more money—no less than... ...on all sides: heard of his yacht, his chaise and four, his brief season of celebrity amid a more confiding population, his daughter, of whom he loved ...

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