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Princesse of Versailles

the life of Marie Adelaide of Savoy

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Published by Ticknor & Fields in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Versailles had come to life again. For fifteen years Mme. de Maintenon's austerity had cast a gloom over the royal pleasure palace; the disillusioned old king, grown virtuous with advancing age, had adopted an air of piety in deference to his secret wife; the nobility, ever ready to emulate their master, had quickly turned Versailles into "a court of repentant old men and pious dowagers." Then young Adelaide, gay and reckless, irrepressible and always in motion, changed everything. The darkness shrouding the palace was thrown off; laughing voices rang once more through the great mirrored galleries, the gardens and groves. - Back cover.

Table of Contents

The state of France
This fortunate marriage
The gnat and the lion
Waiting in the wings
A perfect princesse
The glory of the age
A royal education
The holy terror
Bourbon munificence
Youthful desires
A new century : beginnings and endings
Eliminating the Pyrenees
Lessons in love and war
Father and son
Every sort of grief
Where glory awaits
The cabal
Misfortune is the rule
Mother and matchmaker
I shall be their queen
Everything is dead here
Maps. The barrier fortresses
The Battle of Oudenarde

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-478) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
944/.033/092, B
Library of Congress
DC130.M35 E45 1992

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xii, 497 p., [8] p. of plates
Number of pages
497
Dimensions
24 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1560506M
Internet Archive
princesseofversa00elli
ISBN 10
0395605164
ISBN 13
9780395605165
LC Control Number
91041655
Library Thing
1561759
Goodreads
944581
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