Jenny Lind The Swedish Nightingale Author:Gladys Denny Schultz Jenny Lind was probably the most famous and adored personality of the 19th century, a noted for her kindness and charities as for her magnificent voice, but few of her admirers knew that behind the brilliant success of her adult years was a childhood of shocking loneliness and neglect. This the story of Jenny Lind the woman, as distinct from the... more » legend, told by the author who bases her interpretation of the singer's personality and inner struggles on little-known material about her birth and her relationship to her parents.
And, for the first time, the complete story of Jenny Lind's American tour under the management of P.T. Barnum is told. Thousands flocked to hear the Swedish Nightingale sing, tickets sold for incredible prices, orchestras and singing societies sprang up along her route, and a mania for Jenny Lind products, from hairpins to beds, swept the populace. It was here, too, rather than in Europe where she found happiness and love. This is a delightful story about a woman who found happiness and shared her life with so many.« less