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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
Contributor
Author
Narrator
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 Göring--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
Cataloging source
KYC
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1962-
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Benjamin, Melanie
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3608.A876
LC item number
M57 2019ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Barbara Rosenblat
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Rosenblat, Barbara
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  • Auzello, Blanche
  • Auzello, Claude
  • Ritz Hotel (Paris, France)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • France
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women spies
  • Military participation
  • Women spies
  • Belgium
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
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Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1084691211
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525492726
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780525492726
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
PRHA6802
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1084691211
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1084691211
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525492726
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780525492726
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
PRHA6802
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1084691211
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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