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Pevitt, Christine
Madame de Pompadour : mistress of France / Christine Pevitt Algrant
1st ed
New York : Grove Press, c2002
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  DC135.P8 P48 2002    AVAILABLE
Gift from D. Serlin, 2010
Subject Pompadour, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, marquise de, 1721-1764
Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774 -- Relations with women
Subject(s) Favorites, Royal -- France -- Biography
Subject France -- Kings and rulers -- Paramours -- Biography
France -- History -- Louis XV, 1715-1774
Physical Description xii, 338 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-327) and index
Contents 1721-1745 "She was born with good sense and a good beart." -- 1745-1751 "Sincere and tender Pompadour." -- 1751-1756 "Louis XV is letting himself be guided by her advice." -- 1756-1759 "The marquise is Prime Minister." -- 1759-1764 "What miseries are attached to ambition."
Review "This new biography of the legendary mistress of King Louis XV of France offers a dramatic insight into the life of one of the most enchanting, powerful, and feared women to grace the world's stage." "Christine Pevitt Algrant presents a new biography of the most famous of Louis XV's mistresses. From her modest beginnings in early eighteenth-century Paris, to her reign as the undisputed mistress of Versailles, Madame de Pompadour traces the life of a truly remarkable, self-made woman whose astonishing rise confounded the most experienced and the most sophisticated of her contemporaries."--BOOK JACKET
NOTE Gift from D. Serlin, 2010
Alternate Author Library donation, 2010

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