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The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche - DVD/Le mystère de Mazo de la Roche - DVD

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Mazo de la Roche was one of the most successful and prolific women writers of the 20th century. Her novel Jalna, the dramatic story of a family dynasty, skyrocketed her to international fame and fortune in 1927. By the time she died, 11 million copies of her book had been sold in 93 languages; she remains one of this country’s bestselling authors to date. Despite her great fame, her private life was indeed a mystery, for de la Roche was a fabulist in the grandest sense: she and her lifelong companion, Caroline Clement—Mazo’s “adopted sister,” cousin and muse—constructed public personas that protected their own very hidden lives. Since her death in 1961, de la Roche has become a figure of fascination and speculation for subsequent generations of readers around the world.

2012, 52 min 13 s

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