Hottentot Venus: A Novel

Hottentot Venus: A Novel

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It is Paris, 1815. An extraordinarily shaped South African girl known as the Hottentot Venus, dressed only in feathers and beads, swings from a crystal chandelier in the duchess of Berry’s ballroom. Below her, the audience shouts insults and pornographic obscenities. Among these spectators is Napoleon’s physician and the most famous naturalist in Europe, the Baron George Cuvier, whose encounter with her will inspire a theory of race that will change European… (more)

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Publisher: Anchor (December 18, 2007)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 632 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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