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The rivals of Versailles : a novel, Sally Christie

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The rivals of Versailles : a novel
Title
The rivals of Versailles
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sally Christie
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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"--
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1971-
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Christie, Sally
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.C4883
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The mistresses of Versailles trilogy
Series volume
2
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  • Pompadour, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson
  • Pompadour, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
Label
The rivals of Versailles : a novel, Sally Christie
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First Atria paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501103018
Lccn
2015044989
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
25541E44-1E36-4D06-914C-472E83F4815A
System control number
  • 2118794
  • (OCoLC)929864004
  • (OCoLC)ocn929864004
  • 2118794
Label
The rivals of Versailles : a novel, Sally Christie
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First Atria paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501103018
Lccn
2015044989
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
25541E44-1E36-4D06-914C-472E83F4815A
System control number
  • 2118794
  • (OCoLC)929864004
  • (OCoLC)ocn929864004
  • 2118794

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