Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fiction: Related Figures

The court of Louis XV

Madame Du Barry by Jean Plaidy

Another book in the extensive Plaidy historical fiction collection, this book details the life of one of the most (in)famous mistresses of Louis XV.

Louis the Well Beloved by Jean Plaidy

Jean Plaidy takes readers from the death bed of Louis XIV through the coming-of-age and reign of Louis XV, the first in her three-book French Revolution series.

The Road to Compiegne by Jean Plaidy

No longer Louis the Well Beloved, this public's growing resentment toward their former beloved king is the backdrop as the king meets and loses several of his most famous mistresses, such as the influential Madame Pompadour.

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