Valide

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Morrow, 1986 - Fiction - 429 pages
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Recreated from historical facts, this novel tells the story of a young French-American girl sold into the harem of Abdulhamid, who becomes Valide, Empress of the Ottoman Empire

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Valide

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A valide is a sultan's mother who administers the sultan's harem of several hundred women. Based on historical facts, this is the story of a young girl from Martinique, captured by pirates in the late ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue VALIDE SULTANE 1814
19
THE ARGUS 1781
31
ST PETERSBURG 1781
79
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Barbara Chase-Riboud won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for best novel by an American woman for "Salling Hemings. "A widely exhibited and acclaimed sculptor as well as a writer, her novels include "Echo of Lions "and "The President's Daughter. "She divides her time between Paris and the United States.

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