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The rivals of Versailles : a novel, Sally Christie

Label
The rivals of Versailles : a novel
Title
The rivals of Versailles
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sally Christie
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "And you thought sisters were a thing to fear. In this scandalous follow-up to Sally Christie's clever and absorbing debut, we meet none other than the Marquise de Pompadour, one of the greatest beauties of her generation and the first bourgeois mistress ever to grace the hallowed halls of Versailles. I write this before her blood is even cold. She is dead, suddenly, from a high fever. The King is inconsolable, but the way is now clear. The way is now clear. The year is 1745. Marie-Anne, the youngest of the infamous Nesle sisters and King Louis XV's most beloved mistress, is gone, making room for the next Royal Favorite. Enter Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, a stunningly beautiful girl from the middle classes. Fifteen years prior, a fortune teller had mapped out young Jeanne's destiny: she would become the lover of a king and the most powerful woman in the land. Eventually connections, luck, and a little scheming pave her way to Versailles and into the King's arms. All too soon, conniving politicians and hopeful beauties seek to replace the bourgeois interloper with a more suitable mistress. As Jeanne, now the Marquise de Pompadour, takes on her many rivals--including a lustful lady-in-waiting; a precocious fourteen-year-old prostitute, and even a cousin of the notorious Nesle sisters--she helps the king give himself over to a life of luxury and depravity. Around them, war rages, discontent grows, and France inches ever closer to the Revolution. Enigmatic beauty, social climber, actress, trendsetter, patron of the arts, spendthrift, whoremonger, friend, lover, foe. History books may say many things about the famous Marquise de Pompadour, but one thing is clear: for almost twenty years, she ruled France and the King's heart. Told in Christie's witty and modern style, this second book in the Mistresses of Versailles trilogy will delight and entrance fans as it once again brings to life the world of eighteenth century Versailles in all its pride, pestilence and glory"--
  • 1745. Marie-Anne, the youngest of the infamous Nesle sisters and King Louis XV's most beloved mistress, is gone, making room for the next Royal Favorite. Enter Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, a stunningly beautiful girl from the middle classes. Connections, luck, and a little scheming paved her way to Versailles and into the King's arms-- but conniving politicians and hopeful beauties seek to replace the bourgeois interloper with a more suitable mistress. As Jeanne, now the Marquise de Pompadour, takes on her many rivals, she helps the king give himself over to a life of luxury and depravity. Around them, war rages, discontent grows, and France inches ever closer to the Revolution
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.C4883
LC item number
R58 2016
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The mistresses of Versailles trilogy
Series volume
2
Label
The rivals of Versailles : a novel, Sally Christie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: The sisters of Versailles
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn929331920
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9781501102998
Lccn
2015041813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929331920
Label
The rivals of Versailles : a novel, Sally Christie
Publication
Note
Sequel to: The sisters of Versailles
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn929331920
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9781501102998
Lccn
2015041813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929331920

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