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Louis the well-beloved

By: Plaidy, Jean (Novelist)

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Part of the French Revolution series
0099493365 / 9780099493365
Paperback
823.912
04/10/2007
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England
Historic novels
20 cm 349 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Hale, 1959.
'Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting.' Observer

France eagerly awaits the day the young King, Louis XV, comes of age and breaks free from the rule of his ministers.

The country hopes Louis will bring back glory and prosperity to France.

However, he is too preoccupied with the thrills of hunting and gambling to notice the power struggle going on in his own court.

Soon, the King is introduced to the pleasures of mistresses and a succession of lovers follows.

From the gentle persuasions of Madame de Mailley to her overtly ambitious sister, Madame Vintimille, France stands by and watches a King ruled by his women...

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