Madame Du Barry is blessed with seductive beauty, enchanting wit and unfailing good nature. Yet her life at court has its setbacks, as she incurrs the jealousy of Madame Du Pompadour and many others, who constantly try to usurp her.
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SHE COULD DAZZLE KING AND COMMONER ALIKE – BUT NOT FOR EVER…
Marie Jeanne Bécu began life as the illegitimate daughter of a humble cook, but by the time she was twenty-three she had become Madame du Barry, the official mistress of King Louis XV of France. By virtue of her exceptional and seductive beauty, her enchanting wit and her unfailing good nature, she came to govern the monarch and all around him.
While the king is alive, she can endure the jealousy and resentment of others who are constantly seeking to usurp her place. But once King Louis is dead, it is clear that she is no longer welcome at the French court. Yet there is far worse to come, for in 1789 the French Revolution casts its long shadow and Madame du Barry's life is in mortal danger…
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Book Description HarperCollins Canada / UK Adul, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006496199