Intimate Enemies: The Two Worlds of the Baroness de Pontalba

by Christina Vella

Hardcover, 1997

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Available

Publication

Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1997.

Description

Born into wealth in New Orleans in 1795, Micaela Almonester was married into misery in France sixteen years later. Against a richly woven historical background of two centuries and two vivid societies. Christina Vella unfolds the amazing true account of this resilient woman's life - and the three men who most affected its course: her father, Andres, an illustrious New Orleans builder in whose footsteps she eventually followed with great distinction; her father-in-law, Xavier, who for more than twenty years tried to destroy her marriage and seize control of her fortune, eventually shooting Mica.

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5432
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