Madame Du Barry: The Wages of Beauty (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

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Born the illegitimate daughter of a monk and a seamstress, Madame du Barry rose from poverty to become one of the most powerful and wealthy women of France. A courtesan, she became Louis XV's official mistress and was f ted as one of France's most beautiful women. On Louis XV's death she became vulnerable to those secretly longing for her downfall. Marie Antoinette had her imprisoned for a year, and in 1793 she was executed by the Revolutionary Tribunal for her aristocratic associations. Joan Haslip's classic biography shares the extraordinary and ultimately tragic story of du Barry's life and, in turn, illustrates the dazzling world of the eighteenth century royal court of France and the horrors of the Revolution.

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"Offers the general reader a clear, sure guide to life at the royal court of 18th-century France."--Library Journal

"In this brief romantic biography of the last mistress of Louis XV, Haslip brings a special charm to the story of du Barry, whose legendary beauty brought both rewards and penalties: power, wealth, envy, fear, and, ultimately, death."--Kirkus Reviews

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Jeanne du Barry, courtesan and Louis XV's official mistress was the last of the French royal favourites. In this biography, Haslip portrays du Barry as an ordinary woman thrust into extraordinary circumstances in the royal court of 18th century France, victim of her own beauty.

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