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Author Christie, Sally, 1971-

Title The sisters of Versailles : a novel / Sally Christie.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F CHRISTIE    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  FIC CHRISTIE    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F CHRISTIE    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  FICTION CHRISTIE    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC CHRISTIE    Check Shelf
Edition First Atria paperback edition.
Description 420 pages ; 22 cm.
Series The mistresses of Versailles trilogy ; 1
Summary "A sumptuous and sensual tale of power, romance, family, and betrayal centered around four sisters and one King. Carefully researched and ornately detailed, The Sisters of Versailles is the first book in an exciting new historical fiction trilogy about King Louis XV, France's most "well-beloved" monarch, and the women who shared his heart and his bed. Goodness, but sisters are a thing to fear. Set against the lavish backdrop of the French Court in the early years of the 18th century, The Sisters of Versailles is the extraordinary tale of the five Nesle sisters--Louise, Pauline, Diane, Hortense, and Marie-Anne--four of whom became mistresses to King Louis XV. Their scandalous story is stranger than fiction but true in every shocking, amusing, and heartbreaking detail. Court intriguers are beginning to sense that young King Louis XV, after seven years of marriage, is tiring of his Polish wife. The race is on to find a mistress for the royal bed as various factions put their best foot--and women--forward. The King's scheming ministers push Louise, the eldest of the aristocratic Nesle sisters, into the arms of the King. Over the following decade, the four sisters--sweet, nai;ve Louise; ambitious Pauline; complacent Diane, and cunning Marie Anne--will conspire, betray, suffer, and triumph in a desperate fight for both love and power. In the tradition of The Other Boleyn Girl, The Sisters of Versailles is a clever, intelligent, and absorbing novel that historical fiction fans will devour. Based on meticulous research on a group of women never before written about in English, Sally Christie's stunning debut is a complex exploration of power and sisterhood--of the admiration, competition, and even hatred that can coexist within a family when the stakes are high enough"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774 -- Fiction.
Mailly, Louise Julie, comtesse de, 1710-1751 -- Fiction.
Vintimille Du Luc, Pauline de Mailly-Nesle, marquise de, 1712-1741 -- Fiction.
Châteauroux, Marie Anne de Mailly-Nesle, duchesse de, 1717-1744 -- Fiction.
France -- Kings and rulers -- Paramours -- Fiction.
France -- Court and courtiers -- Fiction.
France -- History -- Louis XV, 1715-1774 -- Fiction.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / General.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
ISBN 9781501102967 (softcover)
1501102966 (softcover)
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