The rivals of Versailles [electronic resource] / Sally Christie.
- ISBN: 9781515924005 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 1515924009 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 18 min.)) : digital.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : 2016.
|Restrictions on Access Note:|| Digital content provided by hoopla.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by Elizabeth Wiley.
|Summary, etc.:|| The year is 1745, and King Louis XV's bed is once again empty. Enter Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, a beautiful girl from the middle classes. As a child, a fortune teller had told young Jeanne's destiny: She would become the lover of a king and the most powerful woman in the land. Eventually connections, luck, and a little scheming pave her way to Versailles and into the King's arms.All too soon, conniving politicians and hopeful beauties seek to replace the bourgeois interloper with a more suitable mistress. As Jeanne, now the Marquise de Pompadour, takes on her many rivals-including a lustful lady-in-waiting, a precocious fourteen-year-old prostitute, and even a cousin of the notorious Nesle sisters-she helps the king give himself over to a life of luxury and depravity. Around them, war rages, discontent grows, and France inches ever closer to the Revolution.
|System Details Note:|| Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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