The Queen's Lover

The Queen's Lover

A Novel

Large Print - 2012
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Francine du Plessix Gray’s beautifully realized historical novel reveals the untold love story between Swedish aristocrat Count Axel von Fersen and Marie Antoinette. The romance begins at a masquerade ball in Paris in 1774, when the dashing nobleman first meets the mesmerizing nineteen-year-old dauphine, wife of the reclusive prince who will soon become Louis XVI. This electric encounter launches a love affair that will span the course of the French Revolution.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410449481
Branch Call Number: LPF GRA NVD
Characteristics: 489 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Jan 25, 2014

I could not become interested in this story and do not understand what motivated Du Plessix Gray to invest so much meticulous research in the subject. The alternating chapters written from the perspectives of von Fersen and his sister seemed awkward and the combination of authentic historical records and fiction simply did not work.

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