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The sisters of Versailles : a novel, Sally Christie

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The sisters of Versailles : a novel
Title
The sisters of Versailles
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sally Christie
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A sumptuous and sensual tale of power, romance, family, and betrayal centered around four sisters and one King. Carefully researched and ornately detailed, The Sisters of Versailles is the first book in an exciting new historical fiction trilogy about King Louis XV, France's most "well-beloved" monarch, and the women who shared his heart and his bed. Goodness, but sisters are a thing to fear. Set against the lavish backdrop of the French Court in the early years of the 18th century, The Sisters of Versailles is the extraordinary tale of the five Nesle sisters--Louise, Pauline, Diane, Hortense, and Marie-Anne--four of whom became mistresses to King Louis XV. Their scandalous story is stranger than fiction but true in every shocking, amusing, and heartbreaking detail. Court intriguers are beginning to sense that young King Louis XV, after seven years of marriage, is tiring of his Polish wife. The race is on to find a mistress for the royal bed as various factions put their best foot--and women--forward. The King's scheming ministers push Louise, the eldest of the aristocratic Nesle sisters, into the arms of the King. Over the following decade, the four sisters--sweet, nai;ve Louise; ambitious Pauline; complacent Diane, and cunning Marie Anne--will conspire, betray, suffer, and triumph in a desperate fight for both love and power. In the tradition of The Other Boleyn Girl, The Sisters of Versailles is a clever, intelligent, and absorbing novel that historical fiction fans will devour. Based on meticulous research on a group of women never before written about in English, Sally Christie's stunning debut is a complex exploration of power and sisterhood--of the admiration, competition, and even hatred that can coexist within a family when the stakes are high enough"--
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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
LC item number
S57 2015
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The mistresses of Versailles trilogy
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louis
  • Mailly, Louise Julie
  • Vintimille Du Luc, Pauline de Mailly-Nesle
  • Châteauroux, Marie Anne de Mailly-Nesle
  • France
  • France
  • France
Label
The sisters of Versailles : a novel, Sally Christie
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn913573133
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781501102967
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2015025916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)913573133
Label
The sisters of Versailles : a novel, Sally Christie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn913573133
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781501102967
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2015025916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)913573133

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