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The Secret Wife of Louis XIV

Francoise d'Aubigne, Madame de Maintenon

The Secret Wife of Louis XIV( )
Author: Buckley, Veronica
ISBN:978-0-374-15830-9
Publication Date:Sep 2009
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

Françoise d'Aubigne, marquise de Maintenon and secret wife of the Sun King, Louis XIV, was born in a bleak French prison in 1635, her father a condemned traitor and murderer, her mother the warden's seduced daughter. A timely pardon and a hopeful Caribbean colonial venture failed to mend the family's fortunes, and Françoise was reduced to begging in the streets. Yet, armed with beauty, intellect, and shrewd judgment, she was to make her way to the center of power at Versailles, the...
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Book Details
Pages:528
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Biography & Autobiography / Royalty
Law / Courts
History / Europe / France
Biography & Autobiography / Cultural & Regional
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.44 x 9.31 x 1.68 Inches
Book Weight:1.826 Pounds



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