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The rivals of Versailles [electronic resource] / Sally Christie.

Christie, Sally, 1971- author. (Author). Wiley, Elizabeth, 1962- narrator. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • 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.

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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.
Subject: Pompadour, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, marquise de, 1721-1764 > Fiction.
France > History > Louis XV, 1715-1774 > Fiction.
France > Kings and rulers > Paramours > Fiction.
France > Court and courtiers > Fiction.
Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774 > Fiction.

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