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Intoxication

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the story of Mata Hari, the most famous female spy of the twentieth century, who was condemned to a death by firing squad. Her story, like so many women's and like Salome's, ... More


The Legendary Backlash

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the implications of Mata Hari's life and death. It suggests that her posthumous life as the ultimate femme fatale spy has not only been more glamorous than her real life ever ... More


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