The Queen's Lover

The Queen's Lover

Large Print - 2012
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A Pulitzer Prize-nominated Author -- Paris, 1774. At a masquerade ball, dashing Swedish nobleman Count Axel Von Fersen meets the mesmerizing 19-year-old dauphine Marie Antoinette, wife of the reclusive prince who will become Louis XVI. This encounter launches a life-long romance. But the American Revolution tears Fersen away, and he returns to find France on the brink of disintegration. The Queen's Lover is a fresh vision of the French Revolution as told through the love story that was at its center.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410449481
1410449483
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 489 pages (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm

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Jan 25, 2014

I could not become interested in this story and do not understand what motivated Du Plessix Gray to invest so much meticulous research in the subject. The alternating chapters written from the perspectives of von Fersen and his sister seemed awkward and the combination of authentic historical records and fiction simply did not work.

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