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Marie Antoinette's head : the royal hairdresser, the queen, and the revolution

Autore: Will Bashor
Editore: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 2013.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Marie Antoinette has remained atop the popular cultural landscape for centuries for the daring in style and fashion that she brought to 18th century France. For the better part of the queen's reign, one man was entrusted with the sole responsibility of ensuring that her coiffure was at its most ostentatious best. Who was this minister of fashion who wielded such tremendous influence over the queen's affairs? Marie
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Genere/forma: Biography
History
Persona incaricata: Léonard Autié; Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI King of France; Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI King of France; Léonard Autié; Marie Antoinette, Queen; Léonard Autié; Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI King of France
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Will Bashor
ISBN: 9780762791538 0762791535 9781493000630 1493000632
Numero OCLC: 830367105
Descrizione: xix, 299 pages, 16 pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Family Tree --
Map --
Chronology --
Cast of Historical Characters --
A Note on Sources --
A Note on Titles of Nobility --
Prologue --
Part 1. The Mania --
1. Léonard the Magician --
2. The King's New Mistress --
3. The Court of Versailles --
4. Captivating a Queen and Her Subjects --
5. "Le Pouf Sentimental" --
Part 2. The Queen's Confidant --
6. A Hairdresser's Gossip --
7. The Queen's Temperament --
8. The Monsieur's Theater --
Part 3. The Clouds of Revolution --
9. The Fatal Banquet --
10. The Flight of the Royal Family --
11. The Other Léonard --
12. The Fatal Message --
13. Léonard in Exile --
Part 4. The Struggles to Survive --
14. Sorrowful Events --
15. The Queen Is No More --
16. Leonard Resumes the Comb --
17. Sixteen Years Later --
18. Leonard's Final Ruse --
Afterword --
Acknowledgments --
Selected Bibliography --
List of Illustrations and Credits --
Endnotes --
Index.
Responsabilità: Will Bashor.

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A delicious and meticulously researched perspective on the man and a society tipped irrevocably on the brink of ruin. A heady read, indeed. LAVENDER A New York Post "Must-Read" BookA Mental Floss Per saperne di più…

 
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This enjoyable and informative biography looks at the life of Leonard Autie, the celebrated and famous hairdresser, who personally cared for the locks of Queen Marie Antoinette. Just when you thought...
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