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THE PRIMA DONNA:
Her History and Surroundings, from the 17th to the 19th Century.
H. SUTHERLAND EDWARDS.
Gives a picture of the life, Professional and Social, of every Prima Donna, down to the present day. 2 vols, demy 8vo.( 24s.
"Volumes Bo full, not Only of useful fact, but of pleasant anecdote and gossip, that they are sure to be read, not only with profit, but with pleasure."—Globe.
"Bioqrraphie* of moat of the very distinguished operatic singers of the last three centuries are uiven by Mr. H. Sutherland Edwards in the 'Prima Donna: Her History and Surroundings, from the 17th to the 19th Ceotury.' Mr. Edwards has collected from its repositories a great deal of information, and placed it in convenient form for reference. . . . The two volumes of the ' Prima Donna* can be cordially recommended to all who feel an interest in their subject."—Graphic.
"Mr. Sutherland Edwards hns written a couple of volumes full of interesting particulars of the career of the celebrated prime donnt of ancient and modern timo-.Observer.
"* The Prima Donna,' by Sutherland Edwards, is amnbin? and interesting. It must be read carefully, or many of the excellent short anecdotes may be missed. . . .Nobody knows better than Mr. Edwards what the public expect to find in such a book, and, though he is invariably decorous, he is never dull."—Punch.
"The subject is well suited to Mr. Edwards' delicate and graceful style, and his two volumes are certain to bo read for enjoyment, as well as consulted for information."— Daily Telegraph.
"The latest issue from the well-stocked store of Mr. Edwards is a pair of very entertaining volumes concerning Prima Donnas, from Grisi to Mrs. Mapleson."—Pall Mall Gazette.
"The two new volumes from the pen of Mr. H. Sutherland Edwards, entitled * The Prima Donna: Her History and Surroundings from the 17th to the 19th Century,' form what is essentially a book to rend, and to read with satisfaction. Mr. Sutherland Edwards knows his field, and tells us the life's history and surroun-iincs of the Prima Donna with unfailing grace and skill. ... It is, indeed, a careful and judicious as well as a thoroughly readable book."—Yorkshire Post.
"Enough has been paid to show the prodigious extent of Mr. Sutherland Edwards* researches. He has loft nothing untouched—not even the husbands of prime donne, about whom he has some uncomplimentary, if deserved, tilings to say."—Newcastle Chronicle.
"The book will interest and amuse a wide circle of readers."—Leeds Mercury, "It will be welcome as a popularly-written work on a popular subject."— Scotsman. "It would be hard to find a man more fitted for the work than Mr. Sutherland Edwards, who is an admitted authority on opera. He has all the needful knowledge and experience; his philosophy is superficial, as befit* the su> ject; and he is not afraid to be flippant and even frivolous if the occasion lies in bis way. His two volumes form an entertaining and instructive, not to say exhaustive, history of the ' lyrical star,' from her first appearance to the present time. . . . Everyone who is concerned with the development of the musical drama and wishes to study the peculiar relations which exist between the creators of lyrical art and its interpreters will find something attractive in the brilliant paues of Mr. Sutherland Edwards. His facts are trustworthy, and his method of presenting them is lucid and excellent."—Manchester Guardian.
"Odd corners of operatic history have been ransacked for the apt anecdotes and characteristic touches that here give life to the portrait.— Musical World,
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