9780345523884

Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow

  • ISBN 13:

    9780345523884

  • ISBN 10:

    0345523881

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 05/15/2012
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

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Summary

A captivating novel of rich spectacle and royal scandal, Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrowspans fifteen years in the fateful reign of Marie Antoinette, France's most legendary and notorious queen. Paris, 1774. At the tender age of eighteen, Marie Antoinette ascends to the French throne alongside her husband, Louis XVI. But behind the extravagance of the young queen's elaborate silk gowns and dizzyingly high coiffures, she harbors deeper fears for her future and that of the Bourbon dynasty. From the early growing pains of marriage to the joy of conceiving a child, from her passion for Swedish military attaché Axel von Fersen to the devastating Affair of the Diamond Necklace, Marie Antoinette tries to rise above the gossip and rivalries that encircle her. But as revolution blossoms in America, a much larger threat looms beyond the gilded gates of Versailles-one that could sweep away the French monarchy forever.

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