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Cristina Morató
Divine Lola

(Divina Lola)

Biographies / History and biographies

  • Published: 16/03/2017
  • ISBN: 9788401348051
  • 576 pages

Lola was one of the most famous women of the 19th century, who dazzled with her sweeping beauty and passionate temperament, until a king fell in love with her   A gripping biography, marked by the scandal. Lola Montes had the world at her feet. Neither her name was Lola Montes nor she was Spanish, but she reinvented herself with a spectacular physique, a captivating beauty and a superb intelligence. She managed to reach the pinnacle of fame as a dancer, performing on the most important stages around Europe, despite not knowing how to dance.   King Ludwig I of Bavaria fell in love with her, made her a countess, and ended up abdicating for her. She hobnobbed with the most famous politicians, writers, musicians, and aristocrats of the era: including Alexandre Dumas, Liszt, George Sand, etc. Her life was a succession of eccentricities and scandals.

About the author

SPAIN – Cristina Morató (Barcelona, 1961) is a journalist and writer, who directed television programs, and collaborated with the press and radio. Her books have met with extraordinary success from reviewers and readers, and have been translated into several languages, like French, Portuguese, Polish, Bulgarian and Hungarian.