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The Empress Of Pleasure
The Life And Adventures Of Teresa Cornelys, Queen Of Masquerades And Casanova’s Lover
by Judith Summers
- ISBN: 9780670912582 (0670912581)
- Language: english
- Genres: history, biography
- Author: Judith Summers
- Publisher: Viking Books
- Format: hardcover, 338 pages
- Release date: January 1, 2003
About The Book
Mrs Tersa Cornelys was a unique figure in 18th-century Europe. A Venetian-born opera singer well known on the stages of Vienna, Bayreuth and Holland, she came to London in 1759 aged 36, and opened the capital’s first real concert venue and nightclub — Carlisle House in Soho Square. next 20 years. Outrageous, ingenious and indomitable, Mrs Cornelys enjoyed immense wealth and success during her lifetime, but although she earned a small fortune from carlisle house, she borrowed extensively, in common with many Londoners of the time, seldom paying her debts. her. Undaunted, Mrs Cornelys made a series of spectacular comebacks — at one point as a purveyor of asses’ milk in Knightsbridge, in a salon entirely decorated with fragments of coloured looking-glass. She remained a working businesswoman well into her 70s. She died as a result of breast cancer in the Fleet Debtors’ Prison in 1797.
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