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- Description<b>A spellbinding and deeply intelligent historical vel about Marie Antoinette on the eve of the French Revolution (<i>The Washington Post</i> )</b> Through the untold love story between Marie Antoinette and Swedish aristocrat Axel von Fersen, acclaimed author Francine du Plessix Gray weaves history with romance in a captivating vel that also offers a fresh vision of the French Revolution. Paris, 1774. The dashing bleman meets nineteen-year-old Marie Antoinette at a masquerade ball. As their relationship deepens at Versailles, Fersen discovers the court s secrets, even the startling erotic details of Marie Antoinette s marriage. But this intimacy is disrupted when he leaves to join the American Revolution. When he returns in 1783, he finds France on the brink of disintegration. After the Revolution of 1789, the royal family is moved to the Tuileries and suffers increasingly harsh captivity. After a failed attempt to liberate them, Fersen goes home to Sweden where he soon meets his own tragic end: his fate is symbolic of the violent pace with which of the eighteenth century s events transformed European culture.
- Author Biography<b>Francine du Plessix Gray</b> is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, including <i>Them: A Memoir of Parents</i>, and has been a regular contributor to the<i> New Yorker</i> and the<i> New York Review of Books</i>. She lives in Connecticut.
- Author(s)Francine Du Plessix Gray
- PublisherPenguin Books
- Date of Publication28/05/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight249 g
- Width145 mm
- Height218 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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