Eleanor of Aquitaine by Marion Meade
A Biography

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"Marion Meade has told the story of Eleanor, wild, devious, from a thoroughly historical but different point of view: a woman's point of view."—Allene Talmey, Vogue.

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Marion Meade studied at Northwestern University in Illinois and later received an M.S. from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She worked as a freelance writer and her articles have appeared in leading magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, McCall's, The Village Voice, Ms. Magazine and Cosmopolitan. Meade has written novels, biographies and non-fiction books. BITCHING was a significant contribution to the second phase of development in the feminist movement. She has written biographies of Victoria Woodhull (FREE WOMAN), ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE, MADAME BLAVATSKY, Buster Keaton (CUT TO THE CHASE), Woody Allen (THE UNRULY LIFE OF WOODY ALLEN) and Dorothy Parker (WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS?). She has published two historical novels: SYBILLE, which narrates the life of a woman troubadour in thirteenth century southern France, during Europe's first great holocaust, the Albigensian crusade and STEALING HEAVEN, The Love Story of Heloise and Abelard. She lives in New York City.
Published November 1, 1991 by Penguin Books. 418 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Instead we have dubious historian's tricks to fill up the blind spots (many a ""possibly,"" ""she must have thought,"" and even ""Little did Eleanor know""), references to ""enlightened consciousness,"" and attempts at psychology--such as Henry Plantagenet's supposed craving for a strong, older w...

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