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The Resource Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin, (sound recording)

Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin, (sound recording)

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
Publisher
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 Göering--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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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 2019
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Barbara Rosenblat
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rosenblat, Barbara.
  • Random House Audio Publishing
  • Books on Tape, Inc
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  • Auzello, Blanche
  • Auzello, Claude
  • Ritz Hotel (Paris, France)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • France
Label
Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact disc
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (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 physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr02771614
  • 901543
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Mistress of the Ritz : a novel, Melanie Benjamin, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact disc
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (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 physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr02771614
  • 901543
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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