Tched to third person and she was the brat that history paints her to be It was eminently readable just confusing paints her to It was eminently readable just confusing has been an excellent read I highly recommend it for fans of historical fiction based on or about strong women in history This novel follows the life of Lola Montez legendary dancer and woman of scandal Born Eliza Gilbert to an Irish mother and an English Navy officer the future Lola Montez travels at a young age to British occupied India to a strict Puritan household in Scotland and to a girl s boarding school in England Basically Eliza lives everywhere but with her mother who seems to hate her with a passion Upon finishing school and being faced with marriage to an old widower Eliza does what many a young courageous girl in her situation would do she runs off with a man of her choice As luck would have it tho it just happens to be a man her mother also seems to have her sights set on despite her already married status Thus the marriage is doomed from the get go What follows is scandalous love affairs and divorce Eliza finds herself ostracized from polite society and as her love affairs always turn out to be lust affairs in the end she finds herself with no means of support She has two choices become a governess or a woman of ill repute Eliza does neither She He turbulent beginnings of the 19th century An Invitation to Dance sweeps from the margins of the Empire Ireland and India to within the pper echelons of society This is the extra.
SUMMARY An Invitation to Dance45What an excellent read Bought on a whim two years ago because of the title and cover finally
Read It And It Isit and it is a little gem Fictionalized life preferred her earlier lifestarted it and it is such a little gem Fictionalized life preferred her earlier lifestarted lose interest after she left India An Invitation To Dance is a fictionalised account of the life of Eliza Gilbert an Irish woman of humble origins who re invented herself as the Spanish dancer Lola Montez at the beginning of the nineteenth century and took much of Europe by storm In a turbulent and scandalous life she counted among her lovers the composer Franz Liszt and the elderly King Ludwig of BavariaA flawed and complex heroine Marion Urch s Lola is a proto feminist struggling to carve out an independent existence in a patriarchal class bound society a society nevertheless that is beginning to nravel in the face of inarticulate but powerful social forces Lola s solution to
"Is To Create For Herself A Bewildering Patchwork Of Identities "to create for herself a bewildering patchwork of identities it is this sometimes glittering sometimes shabby fabric that the author delicately npicks in beautifully textured and evocative prose A fictional account of the life of Eliza Gilbert aka Lola Montez the famous courtesan who brought down a monarchy The first part of the book was told in first person and Lola came across as a little na ve but then it suddenly swi. A compelling work of historical fiction which recounts the astonishing life of Lola Montez a daring young Irish woman who took on the role in life of a Spanish dancer Set against Ecomes a dancer and after a trip to Spain puts
ELIZA GILBERTELIZA JAMES IN THE PASTGilbertEliza James in the past brings to life Lola MontezLola Montez could not be different from Eliza Gilbert James Lola Montez does not sit and sew but sweeps across the stage clicking her castanets and throwing her slippers Lola Montez carries a small pistol a dagger and a gentleman s rawhide horsewhip which she dares to se on an officer s face in Poland branding herself a heroine of the Polish revolution Eliza Gilbert James lived to please others Lola Montez lives only to please herself and even has the Lola Montez lives only to please herself and even has the to spurn the amorous advances of a prince Men cheated on Eliza but die in duels for Lola However it seems the passionate sensual and vibrant Lola can not find nor hold onto true love Can her travels to America or even Australia change her luckA TERRIFIC read This was a book well worth my purchase and staying on my shelf Die Geschichte von Lola Montez allerdings als Roman verarbeitet mit den entsprechenden Freiheiten der Autorin Auslassungen nd Hinzuf gungen Das Buch hat mich inspiriert mich etwas mehr mit dieser historischen Frau zu besch ftigen die sehr mutig aus dem damals f r Damen vorgesehenen Rahmen ausbricht Da haben wir nach 200 Jahren nun doch einiges f r Frauen erreicht auch wenn es immer noch nicht ganz ausreicht. Ordinary fictionalised story of a woman who danced her way across Europe leaving scandal in her Wake Becoming The Muse becoming the muse Liszt and causing the abdication of King Ludwig I of Bavar.