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Madame de Pompadour : mistress of France

Author: Christine Pevitt
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This new biography of the legendary mistress of King Louis XV of France offers a dramatic insight into the life of one of the most enchanting, powerful, and feared women to grace the world's stage." "Christine Pevitt Algrant presents a new biography of the most famous of Louis XV's mistresses. From her modest beginnings in early eighteenth-century Paris, to her reign as the undisputed mistress of Versailles, Madame  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jeanne Antoinette Poisson Pompadour, marquise de; Louis, King of France; 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: Christine Pevitt
ISBN: 0802117260 9780802117267 0802140351 9780802140357
OCLC Number: 49525787
Description: xii, 338 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1721-1745 "She was born with good sense and a good beart." --
1745-1751 "Sincere and tender Pompadour." --
1751-1756 "Louis XV is letting himself be guided by her advice." --
1756-1759 "The marquise is Prime Minister." --
1759-1764 "What miseries are attached to ambition."
Responsibility: Christine Pevitt Algrant.

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A portrait of Louis XV's famous mistress depicts her as a self-made woman who rose from anonymity in early eighteenth-century Paris to a person of influence in Versailles, describing her training,  Read more...

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