Marie-Antoinette and Count Fersen: The Untold Love Story

Marie-Antoinette and Count Fersen: The Untold Love Story

by Evelyn Farr
     
 

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In this book Evelyn Farr peels back layers of misinformation which have continued to obscure the fateful story of the Queen's great love-affair. Their devotion to each other was known to insiders at Court, but was blotted out by horrendous libels spread against the Queen during the Revolution. Yet theirs was truly a deep and enduring mutual passion. Evelyn Farr brings… See more details below

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In this book Evelyn Farr peels back layers of misinformation which have continued to obscure the fateful story of the Queen's great love-affair. Their devotion to each other was known to insiders at Court, but was blotted out by horrendous libels spread against the Queen during the Revolution. Yet theirs was truly a deep and enduring mutual passion. Evelyn Farr brings events into focus, sifting through contemporary and other accounts with a clear grasp of the realities.

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A history of the love affair between Marie-Antoinette and the Swedish Count Axel Fersen balances the image of the French queen who is often either characterized as a whore or a martyr. Farr uses recently released correspondence and documents to reconstruct the story of the relationship between the two royal personages, Fersen's efforts to save Antoinette, his own death as a victim of court conspiracies, and the revolutionary and political turmoil of the era. Lacks an index. Distributed by Dufour. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780720609608
Publisher:
Owen, Peter Limited
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.99(d)

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