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Madame de Pompadour : a life

Author: Evelyne Lever
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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In this sumptuous biography, Lever traces the enduring friendship between the Monarch Louis XV and his favorite mistress Jeanne Antoinette Pompadour, and the far-reaching implications--both personal and political--of their relationship.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jeanne Antoinette Poisson Pompadour, marquise de; Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France; Jeanne Antoinette Poisson Pompadour, marquise de
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyne Lever
ISBN: 0374113084 9780374113087
OCLC Number: 49225981
Description: viii, 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Death of a favorite --
Madame d'Etiolles --
A steady rise to the top --
The summer of Fontenoy --
The court --
Debut in this country --
The oracle of the court --
Theater in the private apartments --
Pleasures and days --
A well-trained odalisque --
The Poissonades --
The life I lead is dreadful --
The shadow of Madame de Maintenon --
1752 : the year of living dangerously --
A duchess high and low --
Patroness of the arts --
The temptation of politics --
Secret negotiations --
Arrangements with the powers on high --
The assassination attempt --
The giddiness of power --
A perpetual combat --
Bernis's fall from grace --
The king, the minister and the Marquise --
One moment, Monsieur le Cure.
Other Titles: Madame de Pompadour.
Responsibility: Evelyne Lever ; translated from the French by Catherine Temerson.
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In this sumptuous biography, Lever traces the enduring friendship between the Monarch Louis XV and his favorite mistress Jeanne Antoinette Pompadour, and the far-reaching implications--both personal and political--of their relationship.

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