Madame X

  • Filename: madame-x.
  • ISBN: 9781101986882
  • Release Date: 2015-10
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Jasinda Wilder
  • Publisher: Berkley Books

My name is Madame X. I'm the best at what I do . . . Hired to transform the uncultured, inept sons of the wealthy and powerful into decisive, confident men, Madame X wields culture and wit like a knife. But behind her sophisticated facade X is a woman adrift, trapped between a dangerous past she can't remember and the protection of a seductive man who claims her body - and her soul. Undone time and again by his exquisite dominance, X craves and fears his desire in equal measure. And while she longs for the safety of her tower penthouse, she also yearns to escape. But X has never known anything or anyone else - until hecame along . . . 'Wilder pulls out all the stops for this spellbinding novel of identity, passion, and fear . . . Once readers fall into X's story, they'll be desperate for the next installments.' Publishers Weekly(starred review) 'One of the most unique books I've read in a while . . . The next book cannot come soon enough . . . This is one of those stories that will leave you thinking about it for days afterward.' Smart Bitches, Trashy Books 'Madame Xis about so many things: dominance, submission, captivity, choices, eroticism, and intimacy. It is the start of a series that is like a coming of age erotica, pulling themes from fairy tales and cautionary tales as well . . . Wilder balances the eroticism and action beautifully, the imagery created from X's mind is sometimes surprising but always gorgeous . . . The best thing is that there is more to come from Jasinda Wilder in this series and I can't wait to read it.' Heroes and Heartbreakers 'Unlike anything else I've ever read . . . Compelling and dark . . . X's story isn't one you'll soon forget.' BookPage 'Poetic and sinfully provocative, Madame Xis Jasinda Wilder at her absolute, steamiest best!' Katy Evans, New York Timesbestselling author 'Jasinda Wilder like you've never seen her before. Madame Xdraws you in from the first page and doesn't let go until long after the last.' K. Bromberg, New York Times bestselling author 'Jasinda outdid herself! Every word, every line in this book was a treat and I savored every bite. Sensual, intelligent and well-paced, I am on the edge of my seat and needing more!' Alessandra Torre, New York Timesbestselling author

I Am Madame X

  • Filename: i-am-madame-x.
  • ISBN: 9780743245661
  • Release Date: 2003-03-18
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Gioia Diliberto
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The life of Virginie Gautreau, the notorious beauty of Madame X, John Singer Sargent's most famous and scandalous portrait, provides inspiration for this absorbing and intriguing novel. Madame X caused an immediate furor when Sargent unveiled it at the 1884 Paris Salon. The subject's bold pose, provocative dress, and decadent pallor shocked the public, and the critics panned the picture, smashing Sargent's dream of a Paris career. The artist soon relocated to England, where he established himself as the favorite portrait painter of the wealthy. In this remarkable novel, Gioia Diliberto tells Virginie's story, drawing on the sketchy facts of Virginie's life to re-create her tempestuous personality and the captivating milieu of nineteenth-century Paris. Born in New Orleans to two of Louisiana's prominent Creole families and raised at Parlange, her grandmother's lush plantation, Virginie fled to France with her mother and sister during the Civil War. The family settled in Paris among other expatriate Southerners and hoped, through their French ancestry, to insinuate themselves into high society. They soon were absorbed into the fascinating and wealthy world of grand ballrooms, dressmakers' salons, luxurious country estates, and artists' ateliers. Because of Virginie's striking appearance and vivid character, her mother pinned the family's hopes for social acceptance on her daughter, who became a "professional beauty" and married a French banker. Even before Sargent painted her portrait, Virginie's reputation for promiscuity and showy self-display made her the subject of vicious Paris gossip. I Am Madame X is a compulsively readable immersion in Belle Epoque Paris. It is also the story of a great work of art, illuminating the struggle between Virginie and Sargent as they fought to control the outcome of a painting that changed their lives and affected the course of art history.

Madame X

  • Filename: madame-x.
  • ISBN: 9781101603420
  • Release Date: 2012-09-25
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: William Logan
  • Publisher: Penguin

A new collection by one of our foremost masters of free verse as well as formal poetry. The moody poems in Madame X, the author’s tenth collection, find their subjects in the byways of the past two centuries. Henry James visits his birthplace, the most beautiful woman in Europe ends up in a barrel at a fun fair, and a minor writer succumbs to tuberculosis at a German spa. In the title poem, the portrait of Madame X offers our century a lesson in seduction; but such public shows are balanced by poems of private desire, of whispers, of age, of the present always vanishing before us. These densely figured poems, rich in language and appointment, argue for a knowledge not sustained by the everyday. This is a triumphant collection of shimmering intensities and hard truths. National Book Critics Circle Award winner William Logan is one of the most technically gifted poets of his generation; his work has frequently elicited comparison to W. H. Auden and Robert Lowell, and has been called brilliant, formidable, passionate, and cranky. Donald Hall has written of him that “he writes like an angel–an elegant, literary angel,” and Sven Birkerts has commented that “he is like the eel in the well–a purifying agent.” This new volume of fifty-four poems displays Logan’s trademark refinement and classicism.


  • Filename: exposed.
  • ISBN: 9781101986905
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Jasinda Wilder
  • Publisher: Penguin

New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder presents the second novel starring the mysterious Madame X. My name is Madame X. My life is not my own. But it could be... Everything Madame X has ever known is contained within the four walls of the penthouse owned by her lover—the man who controls her every move and desire. While Caleb owns her body, someone else has touched her soul. X’s awakening at the hands of Logan’s raw, honest masculinity has led her down a new path, one that is as exciting as it is terrifying. But Caleb’s need to own X completely knows no bounds, and he isn’t about to let her go. Not without a fight that could destroy them all... From the Trade Paperback edition.

Madame X

  • Filename: madame-x.
  • ISBN: 133063327X
  • Release Date: 2015-09-27
  • Number of pages: 332
  • Author: J. W. McConaughy
  • Publisher:

Excerpt from Madame X: A Story of Motherlove A night lamp - the chosen companion of illness, misery and murder - burned dimly on a little table in the midst of a grim array of bottles and boxes. In a big armchair between the table and the bed, and within easy reach of both, sat a young man. It was his fourteenth night in that chair and he leaned his head back against the cushions in an attitude of utter exhaustion. The hands rested on the arms with the palms turned up. But the strong, clean-cut face - that for two weeks had been a mask of fear and suffering - was transfigured with joy and thanksgiving when he reached over every few minutes and touched the forehead of the little boy in the bed. There was moisture under the dark curls and the fever flush had given way to the pallor of weakness. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


  • Filename: strapless.
  • ISBN: 9781440628184
  • Release Date: 2004-05-03
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Deborah Davis
  • Publisher: Penguin

The subject of John Singer Sargent's most famous painting was twenty-three-year-old New Orleans Creole Virginie Gautreau, who moved to Paris and quickly became the "it girl" of her day. A relative unknown at the time, Sargent won the commission to paint her; the two must have recognized in each other a like-minded hunger for fame. Unveiled at the 1884 Paris Salon, Gautreau's portrait generated the attention she craved-but it led to infamy rather than stardom. Sargent had painted one strap of Gautreau's dress dangling from her shoulder, suggesting either the prelude to or the aftermath of sex. Her reputation irreparably damaged, Gautreau retired from public life, destroying all the mirrors in her home. Drawing on documents from private collections and other previously unexamined materials, and featuring a cast of characters including Oscar Wilde and Richard Wagner, Strapless is a tale of art and celebrity, obsession and betrayal.

Madame X

  • Filename: madame-x.
  • ISBN: 0982237685
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 101
  • Author: Darcie Dennigan
  • Publisher:

Poetry. All wide awake in a state of delirium, Darcie Dennigan's MADAME X stands at the intersection of the surreal and the historical, an ill communication of the anxieties and ecstasies of the 21st century.

My Notorious Life

  • Filename: my-notorious-life.
  • ISBN: 9781451698077
  • Release Date: 2014-08-05
  • Number of pages: 438
  • Author: Kate Manning
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A tale based on the life of a controversial Victorian New York City midwife features plucky orphan Axie Muldoon, who recounts her apprenticeship and establishment of a thriving practice that is threatened by a censorious zealot.

John Singer Sargent and Madame X

  • Filename: john-singer-sargent-and-madame-x.
  • ISBN: 9780573697630
  • Release Date: 2010-12
  • Number of pages: 84
  • Author: Rosary Hartel O'Neill
  • Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

John Singer Sargent, an up-and-coming American artist, is eager to collaborate on a portrait that would capapult him and Madame X, the most beautiful woman in Paris, to the pinnacle of society.

Madame X

  • Filename: madame-x.
  • ISBN: LCCN:2012656495
  • Release Date: 1910
  • Number of pages:
  • Author:
  • Publisher:

New Amsterdam Theatre, 42d Street, West of Broadway, Klaw & Erlanger, managers. Henry W. Savage offers "Madame X," a drama, in a prologue and three acts by Alexandre Bisson, adapted by John N. Raphael, American version edited by William Henry Wright, produced under the stage direction of George Marion. Max. F. Schmidt, musical director.

Zodiac 37

  • Filename: zodiac-37.
  • ISBN: 1512171522
  • Release Date: 2015-08-27
  • Number of pages: 824
  • Author: Madame X
  • Publisher: CreateSpace

According to Robert Graysmith, author of Zodiac and Zodiac Unmasked, "After Jack the Ripper and before Son of Sam there is only one name their equal in terror: the deadly, elusive, and mysterious Zodiac."The Zodiac Killer terrorized the California, Bay Area cities of Benicia, Vallejo, Napa and San Francisco in the late sixties. He also sent letters and cryptograms to the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle and the Vallejo Times Herald. Although it has been 47 years since he killed David Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen on Lake Herman Road in Benicia, he has never been caught!! On February 14, 1974, 41 years ago, the Zodiac sent a letter to the San Francisco Chronicle claiming 37 victims. Prior to that, the Zodiac sent a letter to the Chronicle stating, "This is the Zodiac speaking. Up to the end of Oct. I have killed 7 people. I have grown rather angry with the police for their telling lies about me. So I shall change the way the collecting of slaves. I shall no longer announce to anyone when I commit my murders. They shall look like routine robberies, killings of anger and a few fake accidents, etc." So, at this time, we don't know how many more people he may have killed. I grew up in the small town of Benicia. The first, Zodiac, double homicide took place on Lake Herman Road, about three miles from my home. I was a young girl at that time and lived in constant fear for many years after that. In the early seventies, I met a man from Vallejo and we were later married and had four children. After 24 years of marriage, I finally divorced him. This story is about my ex-husband, whom I believe was the Zodiac Killer. I have put together the first few chapters of this book from bits and pieces of his childhood that I learned from him and his family during our marriage. The rest of the book covers Zodiac's 37 attacks from December 20, 1968 to February, 1974. (We met in August of 1972 and were married in 1975.) I am also planning to write a sequel to this book that will cover the time period from when we first met until the present. In that book, I hope to relate to my readers what it is like to unknowingly be married to a serial killer!! I also want to convey how it affected my life during the marriage and after it had ended. After I realized that my ex-husband could possibly be the Zodiac Killer, I contacted law enforcement agents in the Bay Area several times, but each time, I got very little response. (The first officer that I talked to sent my information to two profilers and they both agreed that there was a possibility that my ex was the Zodiac.) Interestingly, although they hope that a relative or friend will come forward someday with some bit of information that will lead to the capture and arrest of the killer, they reject anything coming from an ex-wife who might be seeking revenge!! (But, who would be more likely to eventually pick up on a clue? And, what couple would be more likely to get a divorce?) As a last resort, I finally decided to write a book. Obviously, the police weren't going to help me and I wasn't allowed to take the law into my own hands. So, the only weapon that remained was my "typewriter." And, I am sure that we are all aware of the saying, "The pen is mightier than the sword." Anyway, my real hope is that, some how, this book will be used to bring the Zodiac to justice for his 37 victims, as well as myself!!

Madame X

  • Filename: madame-x.
  • ISBN: OCLC:49439262
  • Release Date: 1909
  • Number of pages: 142
  • Author:
  • Publisher:

Chicago Opera House, Kohl & Castle, lessees and managers in association with Klaw & Erlanger. Henry W. Savage offers "Madame X," a drama, in a prologue and three acts by Alexandre Bisson, adapted by John N. Raphael, American version edited by William Henry Wright, produced under the stage direction of Geo. Marion.

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