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The Queen's Lover

du Plessix Gray, Francine

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ISBN 10: 1594203377 / ISBN 13: 9781594203374
Editorial: Penguin Press, New York, 2012
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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First printing. Flat signed by the author on the title page. The book is unread and is in fine condition. N° de ref. de la librería B5165

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Título: The Queen's Lover

Editorial: Penguin Press, New York

Año de publicación: 2012

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Book by Gray Francine du Plessix

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"Set against the backdrop of royal opulence and revolution, du Plessix Gray's richly detailed chronicle of love and loss provides startling insight into the complex and tragic inner life of the iconic and controversial French queen Marie Antoinette."
--Amanda Foreman, author of "A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War"

"The story of the strange, then sad, then finally tragic life of Marie Antoinette has been told many times, but never with more humane feeling and historical point than Francine du Plessix Gray does in her new novel. Seen from the startling point of view of the Queen's Swedish lover, Count Axel von Fersen, "The Queen's Lover" makes a familiar story newly poignant, and, without ever being pedantic, places that story in a broader context of European politics, too often missed."
--Adam Gopnik, author of "Paris to the Moon"

""The Queen's Lover "is a thrilling book. It has everything--suspense, intrigue, love, luxury, tragedy, and romantic and familial love. It tells a familiar story from a new point of view."
--Edmund White, author of "Jack Holmes and His Friend"

"In "The Queen's Lover", Francine du Plessix Gray brings her peerless narrative gifts to bear on one of history's all-time greatest love stories: the secret romance between Marie Antoinette and Count Axel von Fersen. Set against the backdrop of the French monarchy's cataclysmic fall, the affair between the doomed queen and the dashing Swede is at once an achingly tender tale of two lovers and a tragic story of unspeakably brutal, broad-based societal change. With a historian's eye for evocative contextual detail and a novelist's ear for the lyricism of 'le grand amour, ' Gray weaves an unforgettable portrait of a couple whose lives were transfigured by love . . . and shattered by revolution."
--Caroline Weber, author of "Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution "
"Well researched... bold and moving. Fans of history--both true and fictional--will revel in du Plessix Gray's vivid evocation of turbulent times."
- "Publishers Weekly"

"Readers will pay closest attention to how and in what situations Fersen views the queen--but also, and not incidentally, to his reactions to the king. He sees through the former's reputation for emptiness and the latter's for dullness to give us a balanced view of what transpired within the mirrored halls of Versailles. By also making us privy to all his political escapades back in his native Sweden, and there were plenty, the story broadens into a wider picture of European monarchy in transition."
- "Booklist "(starred review)

"The author has expertly re-created the world of the French royal family, depicting them in print as they once existed in life: lighthearted, calculating, and complex. Gray's subtle treatment of her characters allows them to come alive in this creative account of the French royal family and the French Revolution."
- "Library Journal"
"Ms. Gray has created fully developed, flawed and complex characters in a way that would probably not have been possible within the confines of biography. [She] conjures up a world she knows well, in riveting detail. [The Queen's Lover is] a feat of research and imagination."--Moira Hodgson, "The Wall Street Journal"

"Deeply intelligent...spellbinding... Read it for its insights on Versailles; read it for its eye-opening glimpses into an equally venal Stockholm. But read it, when all is said and done, for its heartbreakingly wistful romance."--Marie Arana, "Washington Post"

"Don't remember anything about the French Revolution from high school? This is one of those books where you'll learn - or relearn - history effortlessly, as du Plessix Gray spins the affair of Marie Antoinette and a Swedish count into riveting drama." - "Entertainment Weekly"

"The voice of history rises up out of the pages of [this] persuasive new novel. [A] lively, incredibly readable, definitely R-rated version of the life and death of Marie Antoinette." - Alan Cheuse, " NPR"

"A remarkable book."--"Daily Beast"
"Deeply intelligent...spellbinding...If you liked Antonia Fraser's "Marie Antoinette" or Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall "-- if you admired Gabriel Garcia Marquez's close lens in "The General in His Labyrinth" -- you will be richly rewarded by du Plessix Gray's amalgam of history and drama. Read it for its insights on Versailles; read it for its eye-opening glimpses into an equally venal Stockholm. But read it, when all is said and done, for its heartbreakingly wistful romance."--Marie Arana, "The Washington Post"

"The voice of history rises up out of the pages of [this] persuasive new novel. [A] lively, incredibly readable, definitely R-rated version of the life and death of Marie Antoinette." - Alan Cheuse, """NPR"

"Ms. Gray has created fully developed, flawed and complex characters in a way that would probably not have been possible within the confines of biography. [She] conjures up a world she knows well, in riveting detail. ["The Queen's Lover" is] a feat of research and imagination."--Moira Hodgson, "The Wall Street Journal"

"Don't remember anything about the French Revolution from high school? This is one of those books where you'll learn - or relearn - history effortlessly, as du Plessix Gray spins the affair of Marie Antoinette and a Swedish count into riveting drama." - "Entertainment Weekly"

"[A] triumph of scholarship and storytelling... a remarkable book."--"Daily Beast"
A "Washington Post" 2012 Notable Work of Fiction

"Deeply intelligent...spellbinding...If you liked Antonia Fraser's "Marie Antoinette" or Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall "-- if you admired Gabriel Garcia Marquez's close lens in "The General in His Labyrinth" -- you will be richly rewarded by du Plessix Gray's amalgam of history and drama. Read it for its insights on Versailles; read it for its eye-opening glimpses into an equally venal Stockholm. But read it, when all is said and done, for its heartbreakingly wistful romance."--Marie Arana, "The Washington Post"

"The voice of history rises up out of the pages of [this] persuasive new novel. [A] lively, incredibly readable, definitely R-rated version of the life and death of Marie Antoinette." - Alan Cheuse, """NPR"

"Ms. Gray has created fully developed, flawed and complex characters in a way that would probably not have been possible within the confines of biography. [She] conjures up a world she knows well, in riveting detail. ["The Queen's Lover" is] a feat of research and imagination."--Moira Hodgson, "The Wall Street Journal"

"Don't remember anything about the French Revolution from high school? This is one of those books where you'll learn - or relearn - history effortlessly, as du Plessix Gray spins the affair of Marie Antoinette and a Swedish count into riveting drama." - "Entertainment Weekly"

"[A] triumph of scholarship and storytelling... a remarkable book."--"Daily Beast"
A "Washington Post" 2012 Notable Work of Fiction
Deeply intelligent spellbinding If you liked Antonia Fraser s "Marie Antoinette" or Hilary Mantel s "Wolf Hall " if you admired Gabriel Garcia Marquez s close lens in "The General in His Labyrinth" you will be richly rewarded by du Plessix Gray s amalgam of history and drama. Read it for its insights on Versailles; read it for its eye-opening glimpses into an equally venal Stockholm. But read it, when all is said and done, for its heartbreakingly wistful romance." Marie Arana, "The Washington Post"
The voice of history rises up out of the pages of [this] persuasive new novel. [A] lively, incredibly readable, definitely R-rated version of the life and death of Marie Antoinette. Alan Cheuse, " ""NPR"
Ms. Gray has created fully developed, flawed and complex characters in a way that would probably not have been possible within the confines of biography. [She] conjures up a world she knows well, in riveting detail. ["The Queen s Lover" is] a feat of research and imagination. Moira Hodgson, "The Wall Street Journal"
Don t remember anything about the French Revolution from high school? This is one of those books where you ll learn or relearn history effortlessly, as du Plessix Gray spins the affair of Marie Antoinette and a Swedish count into riveting drama. "Entertainment Weekly"
[A] triumph of scholarship and storytelling... a remarkable book. "Daily Beast"

Set against the backdrop of royal opulence and revolution, du Plessix Gray s richly detailed chronicle of love and loss provides startling insight into the complex and tragic inner life of the iconic and controversial French queen Marie Antoinette.
Amanda Foreman, author of "A World on Fire: Britain s Crucial Role in the American Civil War"
The story of the strange, then sad, then finally tragic life of Marie Antoinette has been told many times, but never with more humane feeling and historical point than Francine du Plessix Gray does in her new novel. Seen from the startling point of view of the Queen s Swedish lover, Count Axel von Fersen, "The Queen s Lover" makes a familiar story newly poignant, and, without ever being pedantic, places that story in a broader context of European politics, too often missed.
Adam Gopnik, author of "Paris to the Moon"
"The Queen s Lover "is a thrilling book. It has everything suspense, intrigue, love, luxury, tragedy, and romantic and familial love. It tells a familiar story from a new point of view.
Edmund White, author of "Jack Holmes and His Friend"
In "The Queen s Lover," Francine du Plessix Gray brings her peerless narrative gifts to bear on one of history s all-time greatest love stories: the secret romance between Marie Antoinette and Count Axel von Fersen. Set against the backdrop of the French monarchy s cataclysmic fall, the affair between the doomed queen and the dashing Swede is at once an achingly tender tale of two lovers and a tragic story of unspeakably brutal, broad-based societal change. With a historian s eye for evocative contextual detail and a novelist s ear for the lyricism of le grand amour, Gray weaves an unforgettable portrait of a couple whose lives were transfigured by love . . . and shattered by revolution.
Caroline Weber, author of "Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution ""

A Washington Post 2012 Notable Work of Fiction
Deeply intelligent spellbinding If you liked Antonia Fraser s Marie Antoinette or Hilary Mantel s Wolf Hall if you admired Gabriel Garcia Marquez s close lens in The General in His Labyrinth you will be richly rewarded by du Plessix Gray s amalgam of history and drama. Read it for its insights on Versailles; read it for its eye-opening glimpses into an equally venal Stockholm. But read it, when all is said and done, for its heartbreakingly wistful romance." Marie Arana, The Washington Post
The voice of history rises up out of the pages of [this] persuasive new novel. [A] lively, incredibly readable, definitely R-rated version of the life and death of Marie Antoinette. Alan Cheuse, NPR
Ms. Gray has created fully developed, flawed and complex characters in a way that would probably not have been possible within the confines of biography. [She] conjures up a world she knows well, in riveting detail. [The Queen s Lover is] a feat of research and imagination. Moira Hodgson, The Wall Street Journal
Don t remember anything about the French Revolution from high school? This is one of those books where you ll learn or relearn history effortlessly, as du Plessix Gray spins the affair of Marie Antoinette and a Swedish count into riveting drama. Entertainment Weekly
[A] triumph of scholarship and storytelling... a remarkable book. Daily Beast

Set against the backdrop of royal opulence and revolution, du Plessix Gray s richly detailed chronicle of love and loss provides startling insight into the complex and tragic inner life of the iconic and controversial French queen Marie Antoinette.
Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire: Britain s Crucial Role in the American Civil War
The story of the strange, then sad, then finally tragic life of Marie Antoinette has been told many times, but never with more humane feeling and historical point than Francine du Plessix Gray does in her new novel. Seen from the startling point of view of the Queen s Swedish lover, Count Axel von Fersen, The Queen s Lover makes a familiar story newly poignant, and, without ever being pedantic, places that story in a broader context of European politics, too often missed.
Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the Moon
The Queen s Lover is a thrilling book. It has everything suspense, intrigue, love, luxury, tragedy, and romantic and familial love. It tells a familiar story from a new point of view.
Edmund White, author of Jack Holmes and His Friend
In The Queen s Lover, Francine du Plessix Gray brings her peerless narrative gifts to bear on one of history s all-time greatest love stories: the secret romance between Marie Antoinette and Count Axel von Fersen. Set against the backdrop of the French monarchy s cataclysmic fall, the affair between the doomed queen and the dashing Swede is at once an achingly tender tale of two lovers and a tragic story of unspeakably brutal, broad-based societal change. With a historian s eye for evocative contextual detail and a novelist s ear for the lyricism of le grand amour, Gray weaves an unforgettable portrait of a couple whose lives were transfigured by love . . . and shattered by revolution.
Caroline Weber, author of Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution "

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