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The Secret Wife of Louis XIV

Françoise d'Aubigné, Madame de Maintenon

The Secret Wife of Louis XIV( )
Author: Buckley, Veronica
ISBN:978-0-312-43005-4
Publication Date:Aug 2010
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $26.00
Book Description:

Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, was born in a French prison in 1635, her father a condemned traitor and murderer, her mother the warden's seduced daughter. Yet, armed with beauty, intellect, and shrewd judgment, she was to make her way to the center of power at Versailles, the most opulent and ambitious court in all Europe.

Sparkling with irresistible wit, fine detail, and novelistic sweep, this exactingly researched biography is a pinnacle of the form.

Book Details
Pages:528
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Royalty
Biography & Autobiography / Historical
History / Europe / France
Biography & Autobiography / Cultural & Regional
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.32 x 8.62 x 1.11 Inches
Book Weight:1.408 Pounds



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