Monsieur de Saint-George

Monsieur de Saint-George

The first full biography of one of the greatest figures of eighteenth-century Europe, known in his time as the "Black Mozart"

Virtually forgotten until now, his life is the stuff of legend. Born in 1739 in Guadeloupe to a slave mother and a French noble father, he became the finest swordsman of his age, an insider at the doomed court of Louis XVI, and, most of all, a virtuosic musician. A violinist, he directed the Olympic Society of Concerts, which was considered… (more)

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Publisher: Picador (July 28, 2015)

Collection: Picador

Language: English


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