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Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian
By Atom Egoyan (foreword by) and Anthony Slide (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ Pr of Mississippi
Publication date May 5, 2014
Pages 277
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781617038488
ISBN-10 1617038482
Dimensions 0.75 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 1.28 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
Other format details university press
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“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.



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Hardcover
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from Scarecrow Pr (December 1, 1997)
9780810833111 | details & prices | 219 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $47.30
About: Ravished Armenia was the personal account by Aurora Mardiganian of the brutal rape and murder of the Armenian people by the forces of the old Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1918.
Paperback
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With Atom Egoyan (other contributor) | from Univ Pr of Mississippi (May 5, 2014)
9781617038488 | details & prices | 277 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.28 lbs | List price $35.00
About: “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.

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