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Mistress of the sun : a romantic tragedy with several changes of scene

Author: Sandra Gulland
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st ed
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When her mother's husband dies, and his estate reverts to the crown, Louise de la Vallière enters the court of France's, Louis XIV. Her fine horsemanship and dancing prowess soon captivate the young king and the attraction is mutual. Quickly becoming Louis' preferred consort, she bears four children and is made a duchess. But she has an unexpected rival for her king's affections and her favor at court eventually  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Named Person: Françoise-Louise de La Baume Le Blanc La Vallière, duchesse de; Françoise-Louise de La Baume Le Blanc La Vallière, duchesse de; Louis, roi de France
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Gulland
ISBN: 9780002007757 0002007754
OCLC Number: 181078324
Description: [8], 383 p. : map ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Sandra Gulland.

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When her mother's husband dies, and his estate reverts to the crown, Louise de la Vallière enters the court of France's, Louis XIV. Her fine horsemanship and dancing prowess soon captivate the young king and the attraction is mutual. Quickly becoming Louis' preferred consort, she bears four children and is made a duchess. But she has an unexpected rival for her king's affections and her favor at court eventually falters.

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