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  • ISBN: 9781501102981
  • ISBN: 1501102982
  • Physical Description: remote
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  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2015.

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Summary, etc.: "A sumptuous and sensual tale of power, romance, family, and betrayal centered around four sisters and one King. Carefully researched and ornately detailed, The Sisters of Versailles is the first book in an exciting new historical fiction trilogy about King Louis XV, France's most "well-beloved" monarch, and the women who shared his heart and his bed. Goodness, but sisters are a thing to fear. Set against the lavish backdrop of the French Court in the early years of the 18th century, The Sisters of Versailles is the extraordinary tale of the five Nesle sisters--Louise, Pauline, Diane, Hortense, and Marie-Anne--four of whom became mistresses to King Louis XV. Their scandalous story is stranger than fiction but true in every shocking, amusing, and heartbreaking detail. Court intriguers are beginning to sense that young King Louis XV, after seven years of marriage, is tiring of his Polish wife. The race is on to find a mistress for the royal bed as various factions put their best foot--and women--forward. The King's scheming ministers push Louise, the eldest of the aristocratic Nesle sisters, into the arms of the King. Over the following decade, the four sisters--sweet, nai;ve Louise; ambitious Pauline; complacent Diane, and cunning Marie Anne--will conspire, betray, suffer, and triumph in a desperate fight for both love and power. In the tradition of The Other Boleyn Girl, The Sisters of Versailles is a clever, intelligent, and absorbing novel that historical fiction fans will devour. Based on meticulous research on a group of women never before written about in English, Sally Christie's stunning debut is a complex exploration of power and sisterhood--of the admiration, competition, and even hatred that can coexist within a family when the stakes are high enough"--
Subject: Louis XV, King of France 1710-1774 Fiction
Mailly, Louise Julie comtesse de 1710-1751 Fiction
Vintimille Du Luc, Pauline de Mailly-Nesle marquise de 1712-1741 Fiction
Châteauroux, Marie Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchesse de 1717-1744 Fiction
France Kings and rulers Paramours Fiction
France Court and courtiers Fiction
France History Louis XV, 1715-1774 Fiction
Châteauroux, Marie Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchesse de 1717-1744
Louis XV, King of France 1710-1774
Mailly, Louise Julie comtesse de 1710-1751
Vintimille Du Luc, Pauline de Mailly-Nesle marquise de 1712-1741
Courts and courtiers
Kings and rulers Paramours
France
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