Superwomen

Albert Payson TERHUNE (1872 - 1942)

In this 1916 work, Albert Payson Terhune introduces twelve immensely influential women, whose actions influenced world history. Terhune chooses well-known figures whose stories are as much myth as history, like Cleopatra and Helen of Troy, artists such as George Sand, and a number of ladies whose names are not so well-known today, because their work was not immediately visible to the uninitiated. All stories will be interested to the modern feminist, and each reader and listener should be able to find a personal heroine among these select twelve. - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Foreword BettyB
00:02:21
Play 01 Lola Montez, the Dancer who kicked over a Throne aniroo
00:29:05
Play 02 Ninon de L'Enclos, premiere Siren of two Centuries Ciufi Galeazzi
00:36:24
Play 03 Peg Woffington, Irish Heart Conjurer Ciufi Galeazzi
00:32:31
Play 04 Helen of Troy, Model for all the Sirens of the Centuries Linda Johnson
00:47:51
Play 05 Madame Jumel, New York's first official Heart Breaker Linda Johnson
00:45:48
Play 06 Adrienne Lecouvreur, the 'Actress Heart Queen' Linda Johnson
00:37:17
Play 07 Cleopatra, 'the Serpent of old Nile' Linda Johnson
00:41:24
Play 08 George Sand, the hopelessly ugly Siren Linda Johnson
00:35:21
Play 09 Madame du Barry, the Seven-Million-Dollar Siren BettyB
00:44:17
Play 10 'The most gorgeous Lady Blessington' Linda Johnson
00:45:31
Play 11 Madame Recamier, the frozen-hearted Angel Linda Johnson
00:37:16
Play 12 Lady Hamilton, Patron Saint of Dime-Novel Heroines Linda Johnson
00:40:07