Title: Louis the Well Beloved
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
Publication Date: 1965
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First British Edition; Fifth Printing.
Book Jacket price clip and a tiny open tear on back as well as very light shelfwear ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 252 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 90967
Synopsis: 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 follow. 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...
About the Author: Jean Plaidy, one of the pre-eminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993. For further information about our Jean Plaidy reissues and mailing list, please visit www.randomhouse.co.uk/minisites/jeanplaidy
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