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Dancing to the precipice : the life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, eyewitness to an era / Caroline Moorehead.

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Fayette Co PL - Connersville 944.04092 MOO (Text) 39230031242447 Adult Books Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780061684418
  • ISBN: 0061684414
  • Physical Description: xiv, 480 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2009]

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General Note:
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2009.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-461) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Shares the story of a turn-of-the-nineteenth-century social chronicler, from her early years among the French and British nobility to her first-hand witness to such events as the demise of the French monarchy and the Reign of Terror.
Subject: La Tour du Pin Gouvernet, Henriette Lucie Dillon, marquise de, 1770-1853.
Nobility > France > Biography.
France > Social life and customs > 1789-1815.
United States > Social life and customs > 1783-1865.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    Shares the story of a turn-of the-nineteenth-century social chronicler, from her early years among the French and British nobility and her friendships with such figures as the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Napoleon's Josephine to her first-hand witness to such events as the demise of the French monarchy and the Reign of Terror. 25,000 first printing.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Shares the story of a turn-of-the-nineteenth-century social chronicler, from her early years among the French and British nobility to her firsthand witness to such events as the demise of the French monarchy and the Reign of Terror.
  • Blackwell North Amer

    “[A] remarkable biography….Moorehead deftly wields periods detail…to tell the story of a captivating woman who kept her sense of self amid the vicissitudes of politics.”
    Vogue

     

    From acclaimed biographer Caroline Moorhead comes Dancing to the Precipice, a sweeping chronicle of the remarkable life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin—“an astute, thoroughly engaging biography of a formidable woman” (Boston Globe) who, over the span of some 80 years, was witness to, and often a participant in the major social upheavals of eighteenth-century French history.


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