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The Resource Ravished Armenia and the story of Aurora Mardiganian, edited by Anthony Slide

Ravished Armenia and the story of Aurora Mardiganian, edited by Anthony Slide

Label
Ravished Armenia and the story of Aurora Mardiganian
Title
Ravished Armenia and the story of Aurora Mardiganian
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anthony Slide
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'Ravished Armenia' and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian is the real-life tale of a teenage Armenian girl who was caught up in the 1915 Armenian genocide, the first genocide in modern history. Mardiganian (1901-1994) witnessed the murder of her family and the suffering of her people at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. Forced to march over fourteen hundred miles, she was sold into slavery. When she escaped to the United States, Mardiganian was then exploited by the very individuals whom she believed might help. Her story was published in book form and then used as the basis for a 1918 feature film, in which she herself starred. The film Ravished Armenia, also known as Auction of Souls, is a graphic retelling of Aurora Mardiganian's story, with the teenager in the central role, supported by Anna Q. Nilsson and Irving Cummings and directed by Oscar Apfel. Only twenty minutes of the film--the first to deal with the Armenian genocide--is known to survive, but it proves to be a stunning production, presenting its story in newsreel style. This revised edition of Anthony Slide's 'Ravished Armenia' and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian also contains an annotated reprint of Mardiganian's original narrative and, for the first time, the full screenplay. In his introduction, Slide recounts the making of the film and Mardiganian's life in the United States, involving a cast of characters including Henry Morgenthau, Mrs. George W. Vanderbilt, Mrs. Oliver Harriman, and film pioneer William Selig. The introduction also includes original comments by Aurora Mardiganian, whom Slide interviewed before her death. Acclaimed Armenian Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, who created a video art installation about Mardiganian in 2007, provides a foreword"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
Dewey number
  • 956.6/20154
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
D638.A7
LC item number
R38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Slide, Anthony
  • ProQuest (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mardiganian, Aurora
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Genocide
  • Teenage girls
  • Refugees
  • Armenians
  • Refugees
Label
Ravished Armenia and the story of Aurora Mardiganian, edited by Anthony Slide
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Lanham, Maryland : Scarecrow Press, 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Story of Aurora Mardiganian
  • Ravished Armenia
  • Script
  • Ravished Armenia
Control code
MSTDDA1701939
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626740303
Lccn
2013050568
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6vw1dg
  • aac1b423-0b32-45a8-aec3-adfd85b2dfcd
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Ravished Armenia and the story of Aurora Mardiganian, edited by Anthony Slide
Publication
Note
Originally published: Lanham, Maryland : Scarecrow Press, 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Story of Aurora Mardiganian
  • Ravished Armenia
  • Script
  • Ravished Armenia
Control code
MSTDDA1701939
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626740303
Lccn
2013050568
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6vw1dg
  • aac1b423-0b32-45a8-aec3-adfd85b2dfcd
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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