All This And Heaven Too

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This number-one bestselling novel is based on the true story of one of the most notorious murder cases in French history. The heroine, Henriette Deluzy-Desportes, governess to the children of the Duc de Praslin, found herself strangely drawn to her employer; when the Duc murdered his wife in the most savage fashion, she had to plead her own case before the Chancellor of France in a sensational murder trial that helped bring down the French king. After winning her freedom, Henriette took refuge in America, where ...
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Overview


This number-one bestselling novel is based on the true story of one of the most notorious murder cases in French history. The heroine, Henriette Deluzy-Desportes, governess to the children of the Duc de Praslin, found herself strangely drawn to her employer; when the Duc murdered his wife in the most savage fashion, she had to plead her own case before the Chancellor of France in a sensational murder trial that helped bring down the French king. After winning her freedom, Henriette took refuge in America, where she hosted a salon visited by all the socialites of New York and New England. This thrilling historical romance, full of passion, mystery, and intrigue, has laid claim to the hearts and minds of readers for generations. This replaces 044102226X.
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“A tensely dramatic story, romantic and beautiful, rich and amazing. . . .  A novel in the grand tradition of story-telling.”  —The New York Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556524912
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: Rediscovered Classics Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 692,280
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author


Rachel Field (1894–1942) was the author of Hitty, a Newbery Award–winning children's book; Prayer for a Child, a children's bestseller; Calico Bush; If Once You Have Slept on an Island; Time Out of Mind; And Now Tomorrow; Points East; God's Pocket; and The Rachel Field Story Book.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2006

    A Beautiful Novel of Love and Redemption

    As an English major I was suprised that I never had a class that included this book. It was written in 1938 and has beautiful, simplistic prose. The story is enthralling and suprisingly happy. I would recommend this book to anyone!

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