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The Infinite Woman

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Title:The Infinite Woman
Marshall, Edison   
(10 of 21 for author by title)
The Isle of Retribution
The Inevitable Hour, A Novel of Martinique
Published:   1950
Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Company
Tags:fiction, romance

In this heroine, Lucia Riley who became Lola Montero, Edison Marshall has created every woman with her natural gifts of beauty, passion, and power. In this one woman’s life he tells a rich and violent story that speaks of men and women everywhere. With the Victorian world as a background, his brilliantly colored scenes move from Britain to India, to France, to Austria, returning to a final breath-taking climax on the moors of England. Brought up as a child in the far East, Lola defied the all-powerful god Kali. Through her tempestuous career she continued a child of conflict and defiance, of extremes of rapture and sorrow. There are many characters in this philosophical yet romantic study of beauty and adventure, of deep passion and quiet love. Mr. Marshall has used the life of the great courtesan Lola Montez as a starting point for the story and used his deep insight to transform the known facts to tell the story of THE INFINITE WOMAN.—Dustcover. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:325 Info

Author Bio for Marshall, Edison

The interestingly named Edison Tesla Marshall was born on August 28, 1894 in Rensselaer, Indiana and died on October 29, 1967 in Augusta, Georgia. He grew up in Medford, Oregon and attended the University of Oregon from 1913 to 1916. He was a novelist and short story writer, mainly of historical fiction and science fiction, and a big game hunter. His popular adventure stories appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, and Reader's Digest. He won the O. Henry Award in 1921. His novel The Isle of Retribution was made into a silent film of the same name in 1926. Other of his novels became the 1942 film, Son of Fury, with Tyrone Power, the 1954 Yankee Pasha, starring Mamie Van Doren, and in 1958, The Vikings with Kirk Douglas.

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